Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement on cooperation in field of labor, employment & social protection


May 24, Fineko/ Azerbaijan and Russia signed an interdepartmental agreement on cooperation in the field of labor and social protection of the population.

The Ministry of Labor & Social Protection of Azerbaijan informs that the document was signed by labor ministers Sahil Babayev o Azerbaijan and Maxim Topilin of Russia.

The agreement provides for cooperation between the two countries’ labor ministries on the legal regulation of problems in the field of labor, employment and social protection of the population, planning and development of human resources, including population and demographic development, improving the quality of the labor force, including the preparation and application of professional standards.

The both states’ ministries are also planning joint measures aimed at ensuring employment of the citizens needing special social protection, improving the system of monitoring and forecasting of the labour market, resolving social and labor relations, including the protection and auditing of labor and labor disputes.

The agreement also envisages the measures in the field of social protection policy, employment and labor migration, as well as poverty reduction, improvement of the methodology for determining the level of the subsistence minimum, social and medical examination and rehabilitation.

"The agreement is aimed, among other things, at ensuring employment and social integration of citizens with disabilities, development of the system of social protection against unemployment, preparation and joint projects in the relevant spheres and research," the MLSPA informed.

As part of his visit to Baku, Topilin also held a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the website of the head of state reports.

"The meeting sides underlined the successful development of strategic partnership between Baku and Moscow in all spheres, as well as the availability of good opportunities for exchange of experience in various areas of the social sphere," it was reported.