Vietnam, Malaysia ink MoU to boost guest workers hinh anh 1Health check-ups for Vietnamese guest workers. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam and Malaysia inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the employment of workers in a bid to boost the number of Vietnamese guest workers in Malaysia, reported the Ha Noi Moi newspaper.

According to the Department of Overseas Labour at the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the MoU enables the two nations to exchange information on each side’s labour-related laws and policies.

Vietnam is allowed to send eligible workers to Malaysia in accordance with the partner’s requirements and laws while being required to take all necessary measures to prevent illegal immigration, human trafficking and illegal recruitment.

Malaysia expressed its intent to cooperate with Vietnam across the board, including providing a favourable environment for Vietnamese labourers working in Malaysia.

The MoLISA revealed that Vietnam has sent 220,000 workers to Malaysia since 2002 after the two countries signed a MoU on labour cooperation. The move has helped Vietnam ease annual job creation burdens and lift many workers living in rural and remote areas out of poverty.-VNA