Taiwan, Thailand hold annual meeting to discuss migrant issues

Taipei, Taiwan and Thailand agreed during a meeting held in Taipei to tackle several key issues involving Thai workers in Taiwan, the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) said Friday.

The consensus was reached at the 20th annual TaiwanThailand Labor Committee Meeting, hosted this year in Taiwan by WDA directorgeneral Huang Chiukuei

The Thailand delegation was led by Petcharat Sinauy, a deputy permanent secretary in the country's labor ministry.

Among the issues discussed, Thailand agreed to use the latest materials provided by Taiwan for workers receiving job training in Thailand prior to their arrival, according to a WDA statement.

Meanwhile, the Southeast Asian nation will continue to educate its workers about drunk driving in Taiwan and the penalties that come with it, the statement said.

Thailand also agreed to work with Taiwan on tackling the issue of Thais working illegally in the country, it said.

As of the end of last year, there were 60,285 migrant workers from Thailand in Taiwan, according to statistics by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel