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Australia expected to grant employment opportunities to Lao workers

Lao workers are likely to be granted opportunities to work in Australia’s agricultural sector under a farm work visa project, according to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.

Cooperation in the field of Labour and Social Welfare was discussed when Mr. Paul Kelly, Ambassador of the Australia to Laos was paying a courtesy call to Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Khambay Khatthiya last Friday.

During the amicable talks, Ms Khambay expressed congratulations to Australian Ambassador Paul Kelly for his appointment as an ambassador to Laos and expressed her hope that during his diplomatic mission in Laos, the relations and cooperation between the Lao PDR and Australia especially in the field of labour and social welfare will be promoted and lifted to new heights.

The minister proposed the creation of an opportunity for low-skilled and semi-skilled workers from Laos to work in Australia, adding that cooperation in this area will be approved by the governments of the two countries.

The Australian government is considering other countries including Laos that have not yet sent workers to Australia, according to the Australian Ambassador.

The Ambassador assured the minister that he is ready to provide effective cooperation to the Ministry of Social Welfare with respect to exporting Lao workers to Australia.

Source: Lao News Agency