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Saudi Arabia, Indonesia Sign Agreement Allowing Domestic Workers to Work again in Saudi Arabia

Eng. Ahmad bin Suleiman Al-Rajihi, Minister of Labor and Social
Development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri,
Indonesian Minister of Manpower and Transmigration, signed here today a
cooperation agreement allowing Indonesian domestic workers to work again
in the Kingdom within framework of consolidating bilateral relations
between the two friendly states in the fields of labor and recruitment
of domestic workers.

Upon the agreement, the recruitment will include a number of domestic professions.

On the sidelines of the agreement ceremony, the two ministries
launched a one-channel electronic system for employment of Indonesian
laborers, aiming at facilitating and accelerating measures of sending
and recruiting the domestic workers in the Kingdom as well as
maintaining the contractual rights of the parties.

Following the signing ceremony, Eng. Al-Rajihi said that "the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has close relations with the Republic of
Indonesia. Accordingly, we affirm the importance of cooperation and
coordination in enhancing bilateral interests between the two
countries."

He added that the future of labor relations between the Kingdom and
Indonesia is promising due to solid foundations, looking forward to
develop this relationship.

He pointed out that this agreement came within framework of
protecting rights and organizing the labor relations between workers and
employers in accordance with the laws, legislations and regulations of
the two countries as well as in line with the international conventions
and treaties.

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