India, Denmark to sign social security pact next month

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New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): In a bid to facilitate safe and legal migration of skilled Indian workers in Denmark, India will sign a bilateral social security agreement with the European country next month.

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said on Sunday that negotiations on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Denmark have already been completed, and it is likely to be signed next month after the budget session of Parliament.

He added that the pact would open up opportunities for Indian skilled workers, including doctors and nurses to work in Denmark, for which the Union Cabinet has already given its approval.

The agreement provides for cooperation between India and Denmark in the areas of labour market expansion, employment facilitation, orderly migration and exchange of information and cooperation in introducing best practices.

According to the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs sources, one of the priorities of the government is to diversify the overseas destination base for Indian workers and secure labour markets for them in the emerging job opportunities across the globe.

To facilitate that, the Ministry is pursuing Labour Mobility Partnership Agreements with several countries including Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Norway and Romania. (ANI)

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