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The Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Development signed four labor agreements with Gambia and Tanzania

Publication date: 18 December 2023 - 05 Jumada al-thani 1445

His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Abuthnein, the Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Development for Labor, signed today in Riyadh four agreements for the recruitment of general and domestic labor with the Republic of Gambia and the United Republic of Tanzania. This occurred during the Saudi-African Economic Conference in Riyadh.

Representing the Gambian side in the signing was His Excellency the Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and Employment, Mr. Babacar Ismaïla Jobe. On the Tanzanian side, the signing was done by His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Mr. Januari Yusuf Makamba. The signing ceremony and the exchange of agreements took place during the conference, in the presence of several dignitaries representing Arab and African countries, as well as relevant international organizations.

These agreements aim to establish a framework for cooperation and the regulation of the recruitment process for professional and domestic labor between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the governments of Tanzania and Gambia. The goal is to ensure the legal recruitment of labor to work in the Kingdom, protect the rights of workers and employers, monitor the implementation of these agreements, and ensure optimal application that serves the interests of all parties involved. Joint technical committees will be established to monitor implementation, identify obstacles and challenges, and unify efforts to resolve them.

It is worth mentioning that the Saudi-Arabian-African Economic Conference aims to strengthen the foundations of Saudi, Arab, and African partnerships in various economic and investment aspects. Leaders, decision-makers, and a select group of officials from Saudi Arabia, Arab and African countries, financial and business leaders, and investors from both the public and private sectors, trade unions, international organizations, and prominent figures in academia and think tanks participated in this conference.

The signing of the agreements comes within the context of the ongoing efforts of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to facilitate the recruitment of domestic and professional labor from new countries to the Saudi labor market. This aligns with the shared objectives of enhancing developmental and economic relations with African countries.


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