Social Dialogue Strategic Option To Face Economic Challenges: Labour Minister

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Doha, Qatar: Minister of Labour H E Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri has stressed that the challenges facing the economies of Arab countries confirm the importance of social dialogue and its ability to enhance resilience.

He noted that addressing these issues is a collaborative effort aimed at realizing sustainable growth, dependent on the tripartite entities of labor relations - governments, employers, and workers.

Al Marri was speaking at the Arab Labour Conference in its 49th session, which kicked off yesterday in Cairo, in the presence of Labour ministers and representatives of workers, employers and trade unions in the member states of the Arab Labour Organization.

The Minister emphasised the importance of leveraging the accomplishments of the Arab Labour Organization through social dialogue, with the goal of aiding Arab nations transition to a new system of social dialogue in accordance with Arab and international labour standards.

He also drew attention to Director General's report proposal on the new social contract, its aims, and the procedures for its execution, all in an effort to cultivate and enhance labour relations for a superior future in the Arab region.

The Minister noted that Qatar National Vision 2030 constitutes a practical and scientific guide to reach an advanced country capable of achieving sustainable development and the continuation of a decent life for its people and all residents on its land, explaining that the economic and social progress of modern societies is not subject to automatic development, but has become dependent on a long-term process with set goals in advance, whose pillar is clear vision and sound planning.

Al Marri indicated that Qatar has achieved comprehensive developments with regard to work environment laws, to achieve basic principles and rights in the field of work and to provide decent work for all, pointing out that improvements in the work environment come within the framework of efforts aimed at developing the legislative structure and taking measures that are compatible with international standards.

He stressed the firm position of Qatar on the Palestinian issue, which is the Arab position committed to establishing the peace process on a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement based on international legitimacy, which is confirmed by the Arab Labour Organization regarding joint Arab action in supporting Palestinian workers in the occupied territories and improving their living conditions.

The Arab Labour Organization is holding the forty-ninth session of the Arab Labour Conference, in the Arab Republic of Egypt, from 22 to 29 May, which is chaired by the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, based on the labour system of the Arab Labour Conference.

Meanwhile Minister of Labour H E Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri yesterday met Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security of Algeria H E Faisal bin Taleb, on the sidelines of the work of the forty-ninth session of the Arab Labour Conference held in Cairo.


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