Sunday, August 02, 2020
Al Hamli discusses co-operation with Pakistani Assistant Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis
H.E. Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and H.E. Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, Pakistan’s Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development, have discussed ways of boosting co-operation and developing bilateral relations between the two friendly countries in labor fields and issues.
During the meeting held recently in the ministry’s Diwan in Dubai, the two sides stressed their keenness on continuing to implement the joint plans and projects in line with the memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries in labor fields.
Al Hamli reviewed the package of initiatives and decisions that are being implemented in the UAE labor market to support private sector employers and employees and enable both parties of work relationship to confront the consequences of COVID-19, which affected the world’s economies and labor markets.
He also reviewed the ‘Early Leave’ humanitarian initiative, which enables interested expatriates working in the private sector to return to their home countries by applying for earlier annual leaves or agreeing with their employers to be given an unpaid leave.
Meanwhile, Bukhari praised the efforts exerted to curb the spread of COVID-19, apply preventive measures for employees in the UAE, including the Pakistani community, and protect their rights, valuing at the same time the humanitarian initiatives benefiting all labor segments in the UAE.
The meeting was attended by H.E. Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Communication and International Relations, H.E. Ghulam Dastgir, Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE, and a number of concerned people in both countries.