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Trade unions of Belarus, Egypt to step up cooperation

Society 16.02.2018 | 19:36
Photo courtesy of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus
Photo courtesy of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus

MINSK, 16 February (BelTA) – The trade unions of Belarus and Egypt reached an agreement to strengthen relations during the visit of Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTUB) Mikhail Orda to Egypt, BelTA learned from the FRUB press service.

The document envisages a number of measures to foster relations between the Belarusian and Egyptian national trade union centers.

Mikhail Orda met with President of the Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF) Gebaly al-Maraghy and had negotiations with senior staff of the Arab Federation of Petroleum, Miners, Metal, Chemical and Allied Industries Workers, the trade unions of workers of mechanical engineering and metallurgy, utility services, government bodies, and healthcare. The sides discussed matters of joint interest for trade unions of Belarus and Egypt and mapped out joint measures to further develop interaction.

A FTUB delegation also visited several industrial companies in Cairo and learned more about the operation of the ETUF sports center.

The ETUF is Egypt's largest trade union center comprising some 2.5 million workers from the country's 23 trade unions. The ETUF makes part of the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions and the Organization of African Trade Union Unity.

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