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21 March 2019
Employment and social policy News

The Minister of Labour had bilateral meetings with his counterparts from the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Ireland

On Tuesday, the 12th of March 2019, the Minister of Labour and Social Justice of Romania, Marius Budăi, the President of the National Agency for Equal Opportunities, Grațiela Drăghici, and the Ambassador Ion Jinga,  permanent representative of Romania to the United Nations, had a meeting , at the UN headquarters in New York with the delegation of the Republic of Turkey, which was led by the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Services, Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, in the margins of the high‑level event on the topic “Women in Power”, organised by the Presidency of the UN General Assembly.

During the bilateral meeting, the two ministers of labour from Romania and from the Republic of Turkey discussed about the advancement of bilateral cooperation in the activity of the ministries of labour from the two states.

The Agreement on social security between Romania and the Republic of Turkey, was signed in Ankara, on the 6th of July 1999, ratified by Law No. 551 of the 14th of October 2002, currently in force. This is the first agreement concluded by Romania based on the modern international principles of social security coordination.

In order to improve the implementation of the Agreement between Romania and the Republic of Turkey on social security, the two sides have recently negotiated a new administrative arrangement for implementing the Agreement, which is the result of the approaches of both states to update the bilateral legal framework on social security coordination.

”On this occasion I wish to express my satisfaction for the initiative of both sides to negotiate the new Administrative Arrangement for implementing the Agreement between Romania and the Republic of Turkey on social security and to thank the Turkish side for the involvement in updating the implementing rules of the Agreement, including in the actual process of the negotiations”, stated the Minister of Labour, Marius Budăi.

Also on Tuesday, the Romanian officials had a meeting with the Minister of State for Justice and Equality of Ireland, David Stanton, who holds responsibilities in the areas of equality, immigration and integration.

The discussions between the two ministers focused on intensifying the cooperation between the two states and the situation of the Romanian community in Ireland, as the results of the last census of the population in this country showed that approximately 30.000 Romanian citizens live there.

”As I stated on every occasion, I reiterate my support for strengthening the principles of free movement of workers and services and I appreciate the constant availability for dialogue showed by the Irish authorities”, stated the Minister Marius Budăi.

The meeting with the Minister of State David Stanton took place in the margins of the high‑level event on the topic “Women in Power”, organised by the Presidency of the UN General Assembly.

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