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Bahrain Labor Minister Visits India And
Initially Signs MOU With India
25 to 28 April 2008
H.E. Dr. Majeed Bin Muhsin Al Alawi , Minister of Labor of the Kingdom of Bahrain visited the Republic of India from 25 to 28 April 2008, accompanied by a nine member delegation. This high level delegation headed by H.E Dr. Majeed Bin Muhsin Al Alawi visited Kochi on 25th and later proceeded to Delhi on 27th.
H.E. Dr. Majeed met Honorable Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Vayalar Ravi and Other Dignitaries and hold bilateral talks In Kochin in the State of Kerala.
During his official visit the Labor Minister held fruitful discussion on Labor Issues, business and Investment opportunities with their Indian counter parts. The Honorable Minister and the accompanied delegation visited a training centre in Kochin to study and survey the prospects of further collaboration in this field.
During the visit of H.E. Dr. Majeed Bin Muhsin Al Alawi , a Memorandum of Understanding in the areas of Labor and Occupational Training with the Government of India has been signed initially. The MOU would protect the welfare of Indian workers in Bahrain and also helps to ensure the smooth flow of workers from India to Bahrain as per the requirements of the Kingdom. The MOU will ensure that the right person is recruited for the right job with proper salary. Another highlight of the MOU will be the provision for joint recruitment and training of workers by both countries.
This MOU is being signed at a time when both Bahrain and India are implementing major labor reforms. On the other side India warmly appreciates the pioneering steps taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain to put in place a humane and equitable working environment for expatriate workers especially since the largest segment of the expatriate workers is from India as Bahrain is a home to around 275,000 expatriate Indians.
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