Egypt: Nasr Confers With ILO on Accelerating Implementation of Protocol on Youth Employment in Egypt
Source: www.export-egypt.com 11/7/2017
Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr conferred with Director of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Peter Van Rooij on the fringe of the World Youth Forum, currently in session in Sharm el Sheikh under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
The meeting took up means of accelerating the implementation of a cooperation protocol signed between the Ministry and ILO in Geneva on youth employment in Egypt with the aim of providing one million job opportunities in the coming three years.
It also aims at honing the technical skills of laborers at the various sectors, encouraging small- and medium-scale projects as well as providing jobs in the most needy governorates.
Nasr reviewed with the ILO official the Egyptian efforts to improve the investment climate and lure new investments to curb unemployment rates.
The ILO director, for his part, said the program, carried out by Egypt to provide a better working environment, supports as many as 30 companies working specially in the field of exporting ready-to-wear clothes till December 2017.
He also said the ILO is fully backing such program which could provide jobs for millions of people, empower women and enhance the process of comprehensive economic development.
He also praised the WYF and the interest of the political leadership to give a priority for youths and involve them in decision-making process along with serious discussions on regional and international issues of concern.
He also said ILO mission will pay a visit to Egypt next week to get briefed on the last positive developments of the work climate in Egypt.