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Indonesia, Saudi Arabia to sign bilateral agreement on migrant workers

Selasa, 18 Februari 2014 21:20 WIB | 1.766 Views
Indonesia, Saudi Arabia to sign bilateral agreement on migrant workers
Muhaimin Iskandar. (ANTARA)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Saudi Arabia will sign a bilateral agreement on the placement and protection of Indonesian domestic workers scheduled to work in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday.

"This will be the beginning of a new chapter in the placement and protection of our workers in Saudi Arabia. We hope that the signing of the agreement will increase protection of Indonesian migrant workers there," Indonesian Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar said in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday.

In a press statement received by ANTARA News from the Manpower Ministry, Muhaimin noted that the signing of the agreement will be a milestone in the history of placement and protection of Indonesian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia.

He pointed out that this will be the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed by the Indonesian and Saudi governments for the protection of Indonesian migrant workers.

Minister Muhaimin had left for Saudi Arabia on Monday in connection with the planned signing of the MoU.

"The agreement will give legal certainty to Indonesian migrant workers. We hope Saudi Arabia will give special attention to the Indonesian migrant workers," Minister Muhaimin stated.

The agreement will cover an on-line working contract, communication access, holidays and a bank payment system for the workers.

(Reporting by Arie Novarina/Uu.H-YH/INE/KR-BSR/B003)