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Trade minister, ILO discuss future cooperation
11 March 2020  -  Sector :  -  Entity :  -  Category : General

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The ministry is committed to fully supporting the Better Work program recently launched in Egypt in cooperation with the ILO, Gamea says.

Cairo- Mar 11, 2020

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has met with an International Labor Organization (ILO) delegation, led by Cairo Director Eric Oechslin,  to explore potential joint projects in various fields including: advancing decent work in production projects, developing institutions, expanding social protection, reinforcing the community dialog and ensuring respect for workers’ rights.    

“The ministry is committed to fully supporting the Better Work program recently launched in Egypt in cooperation with the ILO, which would help lure more international investments to the local market and increase exports to foreign ones,” Gamea said.

She stressed that the industrial sector is the main engine of inclusive economic development, offering products to meet the local market needs as well as creating jobs.

The minister added that cooperation between the government and the ILO goes back to over 84 years, noting that there are ample opportunities for future cooperation in the fields of  training and corporate social responsibility.

Oechslin, for his part, he pointed out the Better Work program  aims to improve the competitiveness of the garment industry by improving compliance with labour standards. He also said that the organization seeks to further expand its activities in Egypt in the coming period.

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