Cambodia and Thailand agree on migrant worker MoU

Ministry representatives from Cambodia and Thailand have held a meeting to solve migration issues between the neighbouring countries amid the pandemic.

The meeting was held via a conference call on November 5 between Labour Minister Ith Samheng and Deputy Minister of Labour, Surachai Chaitrakulthong, who was assigned to represent Thailand at the meeting.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Labour after the meeting, both countries agreed to allow Cambodian workers in Thailand to extend contracts which are due to expire for another two years as part of a dual Memorandum of Understanding.

However, it said that after the end of the two-year contract extension, workers will not be able to renew their contracts

The move is designed to allow Cambodian workers in Thailand to stay to avoid the mass movement of people between the two countries amid the pandemic.

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