Vietnam, Switzerland promote job security hinh anh 1Representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs attend the dialogue. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), in collaboration with the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO), organised a dialogue on labour and experience sharing to promote job security between Vietnam and Switzerland on October 26.

At the dialogue, MoLISA Deputy Minister Le Van Thanh said that diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Switzerland have made significant progress in all fields over the past 50 years. Cooperation in labour, employment and social security has also received special attention since the two ministries established cooperative ties in 2011.

MoLISA wants to continue promoting bilateral collaboration in employment through existing effective cooperation mechanisms, and looking for more cooperation opportunities in the future, Thanh added.

Ambassador Valérie Berset Bircher at SECO said that in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, employment-related issues have become a common concern between the two ministries in particular and between Vietnam and Switzerland in general.

Vietnam, Switzerland promote job security hinh anh 2Representatives of the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs. (Photo: VNA)
The dialogue was an opportunity for the two ministries to discuss issues related to the labour market, job generation and maintenance, as well as effective models and solutions to restore the labour market towards ensuring employment and social security for employees after COVID-19.

Delegates shared information about unemployment insurance policies in response to COVID-19. In the coming time, Vietnam and Switzerland will cooperate more closely in labour and employment through traditional projects such as SCORE, BETTER WORK, and especially policy cooperation with the project on labour productivity ecosystem towards decent work for the 2022-2024 period.

Within the framework of the dialogue, the two sides discussed future cooperation orientations with a focus on partnership in the fields of labour and employment, and meetings on the sidelines of the Annual Meeting of the International Labour Organisation./.