Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia and Romania further discussed opportunities for cooperation in the placement of workers with specific skills, particularly in health and manufacturing services, to Romania, as outlined in the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between both nations.

This was conveyed during the meeting of Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah, who had paid an honorary visit to Indonesian Ambassador to Romania, Moldova Amhar Azeth, at the Ministry of Manpower office, Jakarta, Thursday.

Fauziyah remarked that the meeting discussed the follow-up concerning the draft bilateral MoU between the Indonesian government and Romania, especially in the field of labor.

This MoU will later be binding for the two governments for the placement of formal Indonesian workers in Romania

"The draft MoU is final and has been submitted to the Romanian Embassy in Jakarta and the Indonesian Embassy in Bucharest through a diplomatic note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We wait for further response from the Romanian side," Fauziyah noted in a statement here on Thursday.

Manpower Minister Fauziyah remarked that the memorandum also focused on promoting and developing cooperative activities in the fields of employment and social protection.

Some forms of activities included in the exchange of information, social protection for workers for both countries, as well as student exchanges and work permits in both countries, Minister Fauziyah remarked.

In the meantime, Head of the Foreign Cooperation Bureau Indah Putri Anggoro stated that currently, Romania is looking for workers with specific skills, especially in the fields of health services and manufacturing.

This is since Romania has shown greater interest in formal workers from Indonesia owing to their good and friendly conduct, she stated.

"Romania highlighted fields with great prospects and urgently required today, such as spa therapists, restaurant waiters, assistant chefs, and certified truck drivers," Anggoro added.

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Translator: Azis Kurmala
Editor: Sri Haryati
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