Vietnamese Deputy Ambassador to the RoK Tran Truong Thuy said guest workers in the country have swiftly integrated into local society and working environment. Their industriousness, intelligence and skills have also been highly valued by Korean employers and authorities, helping to address manpower shortages in the RoK, he said.

However, some laborers have intentionally stayed here to work after their labor contracts expired, which has affected the image of Vietnamese guest workers as well as the country’s labor cooperation with the RoK, Thuy noted.

Vietnamese Deputy Ambassador to the RoK Tran Truong Thuy addresses the meeting with Vietnamese workers in the country. Photo: Vietnam+

Thuy expressed his hope that guest workers in the RoK, including in Gimhae city, will uphold Vietnamese’s fine virtues like industriousness and creativity while further complying with labor contracts and local law.

At the meeting, Dang Si Dung, Deputy Director of the Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), also called on Vietnamese laborers in the RoK to repatriate on schedule so as to have more chances to come back to work legally and earn good incomes in the Northeast Asian nation in the future.

Over the past years, labor cooperation has always been an important field in the bilateral strategic partnership. The two nations have carried out an apprenticeship program since 1992 and another on sending Vietnamese workers to the RoK under the employment permit system since 2004.

According to the Department of Overseas Labor, more than 100,000 Vietnamese laborers have been sent to work in the RoK so far under the cooperation program between the MOLISA and the RoK Ministry of Employment and Labor.

Source: VNA