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Published on Monday, 26 November 2012 17:42
Myanmar and Thailand will hold the 12th workers affairs meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 26 according to a state-run media on last Friday.
A delegation from Myanmar, led by Deputy Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Myint Thein, is set to attend the meeting which will focus on implementing the agreements earlier made between the two countries.
Thailand has proposed to put the two key issues on discussion: the termination of temporary visa issuance for Myanmar workers on December 14 and nationality verification.
Meanwhile, Myanmar will seek mechanisms to issue legal documents for the children and dependents of the workers and to provide protection of Myanmar workers. Myanmar also wants a comprehensive MoU for its workers. It will also ask Thailand to send back its illegal workers.
Furthermore, the agenda will include other topics such as faster bank transfer, education for workers, and legal documents issuance for seasonal workers. The forum will also discuss possibility to lessen punishment on Myanmar workers who are serving prison terms in Thailand and plan to review and amend 2003 MoU.