Delegates from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam attended the 9th ASEAN Senior Labour Officials meeting which was held on November 23-24, in Vientiane Capital.
Laos was represented by Mr Bounkhong Larsoukanh, the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social-Welfare.
The ASEAN Senior Labour Officials shared their good practices and experience with special reference to the general discussion and conclusions of the 8th ASEAN Senior Labour Officials Meeting, which was held in Manila, the Philippines, in 2015.
The participants alsofocused on upgrading the skills and abilities of the ASEAN labour force. They also considered extending technical support to countries that require assistance in developing and improving the implementation of their national labour market information systems and national skills qualifications frameworks.
The meeting was an important milestone for the Lao PDR in ASEAN as it held the role of chair of the ASEAN Senior Labour Officials meeting. The last meeting was chaired by Myanmar.
Source: Lao News Agency