ILO Vietnam Director Chang-Hee Lee (Photo: anninhthudo.vn)

“I congratulate Vietnam and the EU on this milestone. It is an excellent example of how free trade agreements and sustainable development can be balanced through mutual commitment to respecting and implementing principles under the ILO’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work for ensuring decent work for all,” said ILO Vietnam Director Chang-Hee Lee.

“I am pleased to see the major steps Vietnam has taken to meet the challenges of rapidly changing labor markets as well as to fulfill its international commitments,” said the ILO Vietnam Director who applauded the country’s ratification of Convention 98 and on-going revision of its Labor Code towards better alignment with ILO fundamental conventions.

He reaffirmed ILO’s commitment to supporting the Vietnamese Government, workers and employers’ representatives in their reforms of labor laws and industrial relations.

“I am convinced that Vietnam will successfully complete this mission for its own future – a future built on higher productivity, better working conditions, the fair sharing of economic gains, equality, the recognition of the voices of workers and employers, and political and social stability,” he said.

Source: VNA