Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019

UAE participates in Asian parliamentary meeting

Izmir, The UAE Federal National Council's (FNC) Parliamentary Division has concluded its participation in the Asian Parliamentary Assembly meeting held on October 4-6, in Izmir, Turkey.

Eighteen parliamentary delegations participated in the event including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Cyprus and Turkey.

The UAE delegation reviewed the UAE's efforts in combatting human trafficking, protecting the rights of expatriate workers, providing all means of a decent life for them, as well as the country's concrete and effective efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremism through the establishment of the Hedaya and Sawab Centres, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

The delegation, comprising members of the FNC, included Hamad Abdullah bin Ghaleita Al Ghafli and Azza Suleiman bin Suleiman. They presented the proposals and views on a draft resolution on the protection and promotion of the rights of labour in Asia.

It also emphasised that the UAE plays an important role in combatting human trafficking through the establishment of national committees and institutions to combat it. It pays also efforts to ensure the provision of all rights guaranteeing the rights of migrant workers, from the right to human dignity through economic, social, health and educational rights, and finally to make all legislative arrangements to ensure the protection of their wages.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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