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Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia discuss overseas employment agreement

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Addis Ababa, September 16, 2019 (FBC) – Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Dr. Ergoge Tesfaye, held talks with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Ethiopia, Mr. Sami Jamil Abdullah, in her office.

They discussed on ways to cement the overseas employment agreement signed between the two countries, according to the Ministry.

During the talks, Dr. Ergoge appreciated the ambassador for the discussion on bilateral issues of mutual concern and his commitment in solving the difficulty faced to start overseas workers deployment.

The Saudi Ambassador for his part appreciated the commitment of the Ministry to prevent illegal migrant workers from traveling to abroad.

He also said Saudi Arabia would provide the necessary assistance and protection to Ethiopian citizens working in Saudi.

Following the discussion, both parties agreed to work closely and exchange information on overseas deployment, visa, employment agencies and others issues.