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Oman : Oman, Palestine sign MoU on labour and vocational training.

Oman, Palestine sign MoU on labour and vocational trainingThe Ministry of Manpower in the Sultanate and the Ministry of Labour in the State of Palestine agreed to promote co-operation in labour and vocational training through exchange of programmes, studies and information. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between the two countries which was signed on behalf of the Government of the Sultanate by Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Minister of Manpower, and on behalf of the Government of the State of Palestine by Dr Ahmed Abdul Salam Hassan Majdalawi, Palestinian Labour Minister, who arrived in the country earlier yesterday on a official visit.

The MoU stipulates the exchange of experiences in the area of trade union organisations, inspection and classification, and finding a mechanism for professional training in information systems and the exchange of manpower and expertise on statistical data, in addition to any other aspects of the co-operation between the two sides in employment and vocational training. The official talks were held in the presence of Hamad bin Khamis al A"mri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Labour, Dr Muna bint Salim al Jardaniyah, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Technical Education and Vocational Training and the Ambassador of the State of Palestine.

The talks reviewed the experience of the two countries in labour and vocational training in terms of the mechanisms used in labour market regulation and programmes that contribute to the employment of citizens through legislation, regulations and labour laws to achieve harmonisation between supply and demand of the national workforce, in addition to the experience of the two countries in vocational training and the nature of training programmes needed by the labour market to keep pace with the developments at all levels.

The two sides also reviewed the experience of their countries in self-employment and entrepreneurship through specialised programmes in support and funding, encouragement of national manpower to take advantage of these programmes and establishment of small and medium-sized enterprises of their own.

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