Colombo Process ministerial level-meet to take place in Kathmandu in November

Kathmandu, June 6: A ministerial- level meeting of Colombo Process is set to take place in Kathmandu in coming November. 

Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Raj Bista, who currently is in Switzerland to participate in the 107th session of the International Labour Conference, provided this information at a meeting held on Tuesday in Geneva between representatives attending the Conference, said a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations, Switzerland.

The Colombo Process is a Regional Consultative Process on migration which comprises 12 Asian labour sending countries—Nepal, India, China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Nepal is chair at present.

The Process could help member states to develop a common draft of labour agreements for the welfare of migrant workers and guaranteeing their rights, the statement quoted Minister Bista as saying.

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