A two-day working visit to Astana was attended by the delegation of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus headed by the Minister Irina Kostevich.
To date, cooperation between the two countries on issues of the social and labor sphere is being implemented within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as the Intergovernmental Kazakh-Belarusian Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.
Within the framework of the meeting of the Ministers of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan Madina Abylkasymova and the Republic of Belarus Irina Kostevich, the parties discussed a number of topical issues, such as modernization of the social service system, automation of public services in the social and labor sphere, improvement of the social insurance and pensions system.
Within the framework of the working meeting, the prospects for the development of the general labor market and Kazakhstan's initiative to create the digital project "Eurasian Electronic Labor Exchange" were also considered.
The main priority of the Kazakhstani initiative is the achievement of the goals of the digital agenda: the free movement of labor resources within the framework of the EEA in the development of the digital economy, the desire to form a single labor market and simplify the employment of workers in the EEA member states.
"The implementation of this initiative will help to raise awareness of the stakeholders about the labor market of the EEA member states, save time and resources for business, government agencies and employees, reduce the amount of paper documents, reduce barriers to interaction, simplify employment procedures, minimize turnover labor force from unscrupulous business representatives and reduce the shadow market ", said Minister M. Abylkasymova.
Within the framework of the bilateral meeting, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus on cooperation in the social and labor sphere took place.
The parties agreed to exchange information, experience, and knowledge in the implementation of state policy in the social sphere, in the sphere of labor and employment of the population, including the preparation and implementation of joint projects in the field of labor and employment, and to intensify cooperation in research and development.
At the same time, the delegation of the neighboring republic visited a number of socially important facilities, such as the Esilsky District Population Service Center in Astana, the Capital Employment Center, the Social Care Center "Nurly Zhurek", the KSU "Rehabilitation Center for the Elderly, the Disabled and Children disabled people ".
"Within the framework of the two-day program, a productive exchange of experience and opinions took place on the most topical issues in the development of social protection and pensions, as well as ensuring productive employment and raising the incomes of the country's population. Of great importance for today is the digitalization of the social and labor sphere, which contributes to the most effective solution of the problems that exist in our sphere. Of course, we also were interested in the experience of your country. In particular, today the Republic of Belarus has advanced experience on many parameters of social and economic development, which we are interested in and which we can apply for ourselves, "stressed Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the people of Kazakhstan M. Abylkasymova.
"Indeed, having met and discussed with you, and seeing your objects, I want to tell you, that you should be proud of what you have created today. We were very impressed by the employment centers serving on the principle of "one window". Also, we are interested in your experience in the regulation of the labor market. Today I heard interesting approaches to pay, I know that you are developing in this direction. I think the next meeting, which is planned on the territory of the Republic of Belarus - will be devoted to the topic of the national system of qualifications. For today we have developed a strategy in this direction, in the near future it will be adopted at the level of the Government, "noted Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus I. Kostevich.