The Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the US Department of Labour (DoL) held their 11 th labour dialogue in Hanoi on December 5.

Addressing the event, MoLISA Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep said that since the two agencies set up their links 15 years ago, they have jointly organised regular dialogues and actively exchanged information on issues of mutual concern.

They have also expanded cooperation to law making and technical assistance in the fields related to labour, employment, labour safety and sanitation, and child labour.

Speaking highly of the US ’s financial and technical support for the Vietnamese side over the past time, Diep expressed hope that both sides will share information and review the results of their joint projects for sustainable collaboration.

DoL Associate Deputy Under-Secretary Mark Mittelhauser stated that during this dialogue, the two offices will seek solutions to shortcomings in implementing their memorandum of understanding on cooperation as well as measures to boost cooperation and law enforcement towards the signing of a cooperation agreement in 2015.

Delegates discussed the possibility for coordination in reducing and preventing child labour and ensuring labour safety and sanitation.

On December 4, a workshop was organised to share the US ’s experience in ensuring labour safety and sanitation.-VNA