Iranian Minister of Labour expressed willingness of his country to expand IT cooperation with India.
At the sideline of the ILC 105th Session, Dr. Rabiei and Shankar Aggarwal met and discussed the issues of mutual interests.
Dr. Rabiei said, “I appreciate your valuable address to the Non-Aligned Movement Labour Ministers Meeting and the effective role and constructive efforts of India in ASPAG.
Iran and India have many commonalities. The Ministry under my management has sent Indian Ministry of Agriculture a draft MOU on cooperative cooperation. Also your Ministry has been provided with another draft MOU on labour cooperation and a draft MOU on social security and insurances. Besides, we are ready to initiate cooperation with Indian Ministry of Labor in the field of technical and vocational training.
India has deep and rich experiences in IT and ICT that could be a good ground for bilateral cooperation in order to generate employment for our educated young generation. India is also famous for its entrepreneurship and public employment schemes known as Gandhi National Rural Employment Act.”
Dr. Rabiei also expressed the desire of his Ministry and Iranian pension funds for joint venture and cooperation with Indian companies and funds in various areas such as oil, gas, petro-chemistry, transport, tourism and industry.
Referring to the cultural common points between the two countries, Mr. Aggarwal said that the two Ministries can cooperate in empowering workforce, social security for workers, organizing informal workers and provision of insurance services. He added, “The visit of the Prime Minister of India to the Islamic Republic of Iran was a good starting point for expansion of bilateral cooperation in various fields such as labour, cooperatives, and social security.”
Mr. Aggarwal invited Dr. Rabiei to pay an official visit to India.