(L-R) Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
MOSCOW, Russia – The Russian government is considering the creation of an agreement with the Philippines on the welfare and protection of Overseas Filipino Workers.
During his visit to Moscow, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday, May 15, announced the positive developments in his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Cayetano confirmed that the Russian government is open to having a labor agreement with the Philippines.
“Sa aking hinahangaan na si Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sapagkat sinabi niya, very positive iyong answer niya and in fact, mamadaliin nila ang isang model employment contract na makakatulong sa lahat ng kababayan natin sa Russia,” Cayetano said.
(I admire Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for his positive response. In fact, they will rush the creation of a model employment contract that will help our fellow Filipinos in Russia.)
Cayetano expressed gratitude to the Russian government for the warm welcome extended to the Philippine delegation.
Before he left, Cayetano conveyed his message to the Filipino community in Russia:”Basta po sa OFWs, for Filipinos abroad anywhere, anytime, we will fight for you,” he concluded — Ronald De Guzman / Marje Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue