Israel positive in creating more employment opportunities for Nepali labourers

Israeli ambassador to Nepal Hanan Goder at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kathmandu, on October 21, 2021. Photo: MoFA

KATHMANDU: Israel has expressed its readiness to create more employment opportunities for Nepali labourers.

At a meeting with Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha at the latter’s office on Tuesday, Israeli ambassador to Nepal Hanan Goder said that Israel was ready to provide jobs for the Nepalis in other professions other than as ‘care-givers’.

According to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, during the meeting Minister Shrestha requested Israeli envoy Goder to work towards creating work opportunities for the Nepalis in other sectors as well.

Currently, there are around 12,000 Nepali labourers working in Israel. As per the labour pact inked between Nepal and Israel in 2020, Israel has provided work opportunities for 1,175 Nepali workers as caregivers who are all set to fly to Israel after completing all sorts of tests and examinations.

Nepal has been requesting the Israeli government to provide caregiver jobs to the remaining 425 on the roster.

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