Myanmar plans to sign labour pact with Japan

Myanmar is planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese government to send Myanmar workers to Japan, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population on February 13. “Japan and Myanmar have similar lifestyles. So, they are like Myanmar. To my knowledge, Japan has had no other arrangements with other countries regarding labour,” Ministry of Labour’s Permanent Secretary U Myo Aung told The Myanmar Times. “They have offered to have this with Myanmar since we have also requested to send workers there,” he said. Both countries are now discussing details of the labour migration arrangement, following which the Ministry of Labour will submit the MoU draft contract to the Office of the Attorney General of the Union to be confirmed and prescribed, said U Myo Aung.

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