In a meeting with Ms. Nasrin Oryakil, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled of Afghanistan with Dr. Rabiei Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the two sides voiced their desire to boost cooperation and to exchange experiences on the issues of mutual interest, including technical and vocational training, empowerment of the people with disabilities, entrepreneurship and employment generation, social security and protecting breadwinner women.
Dr. Rabiei expressed the readiness to expand cooperation and ties with all neighboring countries, including the friendly and brotherly nation of Afghanistan and said, “Iran and Afghanistan have many things in common in terms of language, religion, culture and history. In our foreign policy, we attach great importance to an independent and prosperous Afghanistan that is indeed a regional point of interaction to link countries of the region. The general policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported peace and stability in Afghanistan. In such a context, the formation of a national unity government is the sign of maturity of Afghan politicians. Maintaining this unity and integrity would be encouraging and we wish an affluent and powerful Afghanistan. Therefore, we are ready for any kind of cooperation with the government and nation of Afghanistan.”
Both sides emphasized the need to organize unauthorized Afghan labour force in Iran and it was agreed that a joint memorandum of agreement to be signed in the near future. Also a memorandum of understanding was signed on various areas of cooperation including development of entrepreneurship and small & micro businesses, development of border employment, labour relations, OSH, labour inspection, protecting jobs and unemployment insurance, labour related accidents, development of cooperatives and cooperative sector at primary and secondary levels, cooperative chambers, technical and vocational training, social security, social protection and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.