Minister on a tour to the UAE, Qatar and Seychelles to discuss labour migration

Kathmandu, March 14

Nepal’s Labour, Employment and Social Security Minister Krishna Kumar Shrestha ‘Kisan’ is leaving for a tour to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Seychelles to discuss labour migration issues.

The UAE and Qatar have remained two of the favourite destinations of Nepali migrant workers for the last few decades whereas the African island country of Seychelles has recently approached Nepal to sign an agreement to recruit Nepalis.

First, he will visit the UAE and discuss several issues with his counterpart there. The minister‘s secretariat says problems relating to the misuse of visit visas and Nepalis stuck there due to that will also be discussed.

In the UAE, he will also meet representatives of Nepali migrant workers and other labour migration stakeholders.

From the UAE, the delegation will go to Seychelles on Thursday, March 17, and return to Qatar on Sunday, March 20.

The delegation will be back in Nepal on Tuesday, March 22.

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