Cambodia, Thailand Discuss Cooperation on Cambodian Migrant Workers in Thailand

A delegation of the Committee for legalising Cambodian workers residing and working in Thailand led by its Vice President H.E. Hun Manet has been on a visit in Thailand to discuss cooperation efforts with the Thai counterpart, according to a local media report.

Yesterday afternoon, H.E. Hun Manet met with Thai Minister of Labour H.E. Sirichai Ditthakul, during which the Thai side agreed to allow the committee to issue and provide passports, travel documents and OCWC (Overseas Cambodian Worker Card) directly to workers at factories and enterprises in Thailand employing up from 80 Cambodian workers.

In addition to the existing office for issuing and providing passports, travel documents and OCWC at the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok, Cambodia was allowed to open five more offices in five Thai provinces.

Other outcomes of the meeting were that Cambodia will be able to resume data collection and nationality verification of Cambodian migrant workers who hold pink cards after the opening of the five new offices, and the Thai immigration offices will provide Cambodian workers holding pink cards with residence permits.

Both sides also agreed to set up an ad-hoc working group to prepare an action plan to implement the above-mentioned tasks.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press