Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Abderrahmane Lahfaya, discussed, Tuesday in Algiers, with the Director of the International Labor Organization office in Algeria for the Maghreb countries, Rania Bekhazi, on ways to develop new horizons for mutual cooperation, according to a communiqué issued by the ministry.
The same source explained that the two sides agreed, during this meeting, to “enhance ways to develop new horizons for mutual cooperation, within the framework of strengthening Algeria’s relations with the International Labor Organization, especially by benefiting from the expertise and experience of the organization in the fields of labour, employment and social security.”
The meeting also was an opportunity during which the two sides reviewed the “cooperation relations between Algeria and ILO in the fields of labour, employment and social security, in addition to exchanging views on joint cooperation projects with the organization, as well as discussing ways of cooperation in the field of social dialogue and work climate, especially decent work as well as women’s position in the labor market.
On the occasion, Lehfaya reviewed the “achievements of the labor, employment and social security sector, especially the modernization of the national social security system, as well as the measures taken by the state to confront the repercussions of Covid-19 to accompany economic dealers, preserve jobs, provide health coverage for citizens, as well as to take part of the costs of diagnosis of Covid-19 and providing free vaccines to all citizens.”
For her part, Bekhazi affirmed “the organization’s readiness to cooperate and provide support to Algeria in various fields, especially social protection and labor.”