ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Overseas for Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Employment and Labour (MOEL) of the Republic of Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Sending and Receiving of Workers under the Employment Permit System (EPS) in 2006.
The MoU is renewed after every two years. So far, Overseas Employment Corporation (an attach department of the MOPHRD) has dispatched more than 10,000 workers to the Republic of Korea under EPS.
The signing ceremony of the renewal of EPS was held on December 5, 2022 at the Ministry for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development in Islamabad.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Suh Sangpyo presented the signed copy of the MoU from the Minister for Labour and Employment Lee Jung Sik on behalf of the Republic of Korea.
Sajid Turi said that “Pakistan and Korea relations have grown from strength to strength in all fields. Pakistan and Korea are enjoying long-standing relations which are based on decades-old economic partnerships.”
On the request of the Federal Minister for OP&HRD, Ambassador of Korea also gave the assurance that Korea will consider the hiring of Skilled Workforce and IT Professionals from Pakistan under a separate MoU/Agreement during their Minister for Labour and Employment visit to Pakistan in the next year.
The Minister for OP&HRD also appreciated the efforts of the incumbent Korean Ambassador for the enhancement of quota for Pakistan from 1,100 to 2,400 during the current year out of which 1,600 workers have already proceeded to Korea.
Both the sides agreed to enhance the cooperation and extend it further to other sectors like construction, fisheries and agriculture.