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Iran can dispatch manpower to Europe

Tehran, July 10, IRNA -- Director General of the Bureau for Promotion of Overseas Employment Pirouz Sa'adati here Saturday said that since the majority of the population in European states are elderly and foreigners account for 39 percent of their manpower, Iranian manpower can also be dispatched to the continent.

Speaking to reporters at the first conference on organizing and administering international employment bureaus, he added that dispatch of Iranian manpower to Europe is one way of tackling unemployment.

"Besides the manpower can attain expertise and skills by working in other countries and transfer them to Iran once they return home.

"Iran has had some labor exchanges with the southeast Asian and European states in recent years and has even signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with some countries," he added.

Concerning the training of manpower to be dispatched overseas, he said that they will preferably be trained in the country to expedite their employment overseas.

"At the ongoing conference, Germany is helping Iran to coordinate the dispatch of Iranian manpower to EU member states.

"Germany's Private Employment Agencies Union and Iran's International Employment Advisory Bureau Association will jointly coordinate such exchange of manpower," he added.

Turning to the dispatch of Iranian manpower to the Persian Gulf countries, he said that regional states are a traditional labor market for Iran and referred to the manpower dispatched there in the recent years.

"Iran has meanwhile inked MoUs on dispatch of manpower with Australia and Japan. It has also held talks on the issue with Belgium and Portugal."

He said to avoid brain drain in the process of dispatch of manpower overseas and to stop their permanent employment in the country of residence, employment contracts for specific period are signed with the relevant countries to make the dispatched employees return home upon expiry of their working period.

"Given the manpower so far dispatched have been highly qualified, according to the contracts signed to the effect, they have often been given particular privileges by their employers," he concluded.

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