Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between Japan and India on a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System pertaining to “Specified Skilled Worker”
On January 18 (Monday), in New Delhi, the Memorandum of Cooperation on a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System pertaining to “Specified Skilled Worker” was signed between H.E. Mr. SUZUKI Satoshi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to India and H.E. Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs.
- The purpose of this Memorandum of Cooperation is to establish a basic framework for partnership on information sharing and consultation in order to ensure smooth and proper sending and accepting specified skilled workers, in particular the elimination of malicious intermediary organizations, and to resolve the problems of sending, accepting and residing in Japan of specified skilled workers.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is resolved to enhance its mutually beneficial relations with India through cooperation for proper operation of the system, in collaboration with the relevant ministries and agencies of Japan.
MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN AND THE GOVERNMENT OF REPUBLIC OF INDIA ON A BASIC FRAMEWORK FOR PARTNERSHIP FOR PROPER OPERATION OF THE SYSTEM PERTAINING TO "SPECIFIED SKILLED WORKER" (English (PDF) / Japanese (PDF))
- This Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) was signed as a result of the follow up of a Japan-India summit telephone talk on September 25, 2020, where the two Prime ministers welcomed that the MOC on specified skilled workers would be signed in the near future.
- As part of Japan’s border enforcement measures, India is currently subject to denial of permission to enter Japan. Looking ahead to the post pandemic of COVID-19, this MOC is aimed at facilitating the proper acceptance of prospective specified skilled workers from India, once the sending system on the Indian side is completed.