Dubai: The United Arab Emirates will host the Fourth Consultative Ministerial Forum for Asian countries on exporting and importing labour at Abu Dhabi early next year.
Labour ministers and senior officials from 22 Asian and European countries will take part in the forum, scheduled to be held on 22-23 January 2008.
The conference will be followed by another forum on import of labour in the Gulf countries.
Minister of Labour, Dr Ali bin Abdullah Al Kaabi said the forum will highlight certain issues that are closely related to the goals of economic development of the countries exporting and importing labour force.
“The UAE is committed to cooperating with the countries exporting labour so as to create the best working conditions for the expatriates during their stay in the emirates,” Al Kaabi added.