South Korean Ambassador meets Minister Shrestha, EPS MoU renewal discussed

Published On: April 13, 2022 11:46 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 13: Ambassador of South Korea to Nepal, Park Chong-suk, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha at the ministry in Singha Durbar. 

They discussed relations and mutual interests of Nepal and South Korea, it has been said. 

On the occasion, Minister Shrestha urged Ambassador Park to conclude the bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) relating to the Employment Permit System (EPS) between Nepal and South Korea that has been awaiting its renewal since 2020. 

In response, Ambassador Park said that the preparations needed in this regard were underway. A total of 10,000 Nepali migrant workers, who have passed the special language tests for Korean employment under the EPS, are awaiting their flights to South Korea for their jobs there.  

The minister also urged the ambassador to make arrangements for their departure to South Korea. He also asked him to increase quotas entitled to Nepal under the EPS. 

In return, the ambassador said that the South Korean Government was positive about increasing quotas under the EPS for Nepal.


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