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109th session of International Labor Conference: Algeria participates in first coordination meeting of Arab Group

Algeria participated in the work of the first coordination meeting of the Arab group with the aim of supporting and coordinating cooperation between the Arab delegations participating in the 109th session of the International Labor Conference, according to a press release issued today, Wednesday, by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security.

The press release indicated that, as part of “finding consensus and a common Arab vision” on issues that fall within the interests, priorities and needs of the region, Algeria participated yesterday, Tuesday, in the work of the first coordination meeting of the Arab Group, with the aim of “supporting and coordinating cooperation between the Arab delegations of the tripartite formation (governments-employers- Trade unions) participating in the 109th session of the International Labor Conference.

Algeria was represented in this meeting, which took place through videoconference, by Rabah Mekhazni, Director of Labor Relations at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, on behalf of the Minister of the Sector, El Hachemi Djaâboub.

In a speech delivered on the occasion, Mr. Mekhazni reiterated Algeria’s “unconditional support for the Palestinian cause,” recalling “the negative effects of the recent Israeli aggression on the economic and social conditions of Palestinian workers,” highlighting “the rights of Palestinian workers and enabling them to work in decent and acceptable conditions within the framework of regulations and treaties and relevant Arab and international agreements”.

He also praised “the efforts made by Arab Labor Organization, led by the Director-General, Fayez Ali El-Matiri, for his efforts and his tireless endeavors of the organization in working to stop injustice and help Palestinian workers.”

For reference, the meeting’s agenda included a discussion of several themes, especially “following up on the implementation of development cooperation programs for the benefit of Palestine and the occupied Arab territories and the presidency of the Arab group during the 109th session of the International Labor Conference,” as well as “the creation of coordination and drafting committees, as well as supporting Arab countries running in the elections of the Board of International Labour Organizations”.

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