Agreement Between Philippines And Saudi Arabia

Since 1980, the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a series of agreements, most of which are under the auspices of the Joint Commission meetings established under the 1994 General Framework Agreement on The Economy, Trade, Trade, Investment and Technical Cooperation. The proposed standard contract would also describe working hours, sleep hours, food agreements and work transfer procedures if necessary, similar to the contract under the Philippines` 2018 agreement with Kuwait. Signing in Jeddah, KSA on May 19, 2013. Ratified by the PH page on 2 July 2014 and the Saudi side on 5 November 2014. Effective May 7, 2015. The signing of the agreement is an important step in the area of cooperation at work and the protection and promotion of the rights of budget officers. This is the first domestic worker recruitment agreement in the region and seen as a model for negotiating similar agreements with GCC countries. Signing in Riyadh on 1 October 2005. Ratification on 24 June 2006.

Effective September 1, 2006. The agreement established the Joint Committee for Bilateral Cooperation between the Philippines and Saudi Arabia, in accordance with Article 7. B. Volume of trade between the Kingdom and the Philippines in 2015. Total Saudi exports to the Philippines totaled $3.7 billion. In 2012, Saudi Arabia was the Philippines` tenth largest trading partner, the 31st and 8th largest market in the export and import market. Saudi Arabia was also the Philippines` largest trading partner and import supplier and the second largest export market in the Middle East. According to the Saudi government, trade between Saudi Arabia and the Philippines amounted to $3.6 billion in 2011, higher than the previous year of $2.7 billion. [2] [3] Following fruitful and friendly discussions and exchanges of opinions and information, the two sides finalized the initial draft agreement on the recruitment of domestic workers between the Saudi MOL and the DOLE on 17 March. The contract is valid for a period of five years and may be renewed for a similar period (Article 10). MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is observing a bilateral working agreement with Saudi Arabia, Labour Minister Silvestre Bello III said on Friday (August 23rd). In an interview with reporters, Bello said technical working groups from both countries were scheduled to meet in the coming weeks to discuss the proposed agreement.

This group will discuss all the provisions and agreements that protect our workers,” Bello told reporters. Among the measures that the Philippine government would insist on it being included in the agreement is a standard employment contract that ensures that Filipino workers retain, among other things, their passports and mobile phones. “Given that the standard contract on the employment of domestic workers was concluded last year by the Philippines and Saudi Arabia and that the draft agreement on the recruitment of domestic workers is now finalized, we expect not only to improve the protection of rights and promote the well-being of our domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, but also to strengthen bilateral relations between the Philippines and the Kingdom.” Ambassador Tago commented on the recently concluded GTT meeting. MANILA, Philippines – Three contracts between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that extend aid to Filipinos detained in the Middle East are expected to be signed early next year.

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