The Government of Nepal has signed a deal with Germany in this regard amid criticism that it has failed to send Nepali workers to lucrative destinations for foreign employment.
Nepal’s Ambassador of Nepal to Germany, Ram Kaji Khadka and Michael van der Cammen, director of International Affairs at the German Federal Employment Agency, on Tuesday signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on the Skilled Labour Migration and Knowledge Exchange at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Germany on behalf of their respective governments.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Sharat Singh Bhandari and Leonie Gebers, State Secretary (Deputy Minister) of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Germany, the Embassy of Nepal in Berlin, Germany, stated in a press release. Officials of the Ministry of Labour of Nepal say that the agreement will facilitate in sending skilled workers to Germany.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that the Nepali delegation discussed issues related to Nepal-Germany bilateral relations, skilled labor migration, Nepal's commitment to legal migration, workers' welfare and social security, German language and vocational training, among others with the German side.
The Nepali delegation led by Minister Bhandari included Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Kewal Prasad Bhandari, the Ambassador of Nepal to Germany, and other officials from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy of Nepal, Berlin.
The German delegation led by Gebers included high-level officials from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Federal Employment Agency and other relevant departments of Germany.