Azerbaijan and Turkey Sign Protocol of Cooperation in Labour and Social Initiatives

 Azerbaijan's Salim Muslumov and Turkey's Julide Sarieroglu sit at the head of the table at the protocol signing ceremony in Baku, Azerbaijan on 1 February, 2018.   Courtesy: Azertag

Azerbaijan's Salim Muslumov and Turkey's Julide Sarieroglu sit at the head of the table at the protocol signing ceremony in Baku, Azerbaijan on 1 February, 2018.  Courtesy: Azertag

On 1 February in Baku, following the ninth meeting of the Joint Permanent Commission for Labor and Social Protection, Azerbaijan`s Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population Salim Muslumov and Turkey's Minister of Labour and Social Security Julide Sarieroglu signed a protocol aiming to strengthen their countries' mutual cooperation in the fields of labor and social protection.

Muslumov said that the protocol envisages the expansion of cooperation and the exchange of experience in labor market regulation, as well as an increase in mutual granting of work permits, "We are also going to take advantage of Turkey's experience with the transition from the informal to the formal labor market and a number of other issues.”

Sarieroglu said, “We will improve the business partnership [between Turkey and Azerbaijan], especially in the construction sector in terms of occupational health and safety." She also stated that the two countries would work together to fight the informal economy and on projects related to women, young people and those with disabilities.

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