HE the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi has held talks with Nepal’s former minister of labour and transport management, Ramesh Lakhak. 
During the meeting, the two sides talked about bilateral relations and ways to strengthen and support them, and also held discussions on issues of common interest. Lakhak thanked the Qatari government for hosting a large number of Nepalese workers, and raised labour-related issues concerning migrant workers. 
HE al-Nuaimi, on his part, lauded the Nepalese workers. 
Lakhak also congratulated HE the Minister and Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and wished success in hosting the mega sports event. 
Among the issues discussed was the further easing of procedures for Nepalese workers in Qatar, how to attract more skilled Nepalese workers such as doctors, engineers, etc, by simplifying the visa and work permit process. Also, Qatari investment in sectors such as hydro-projects and tourism were also discussed at the meeting. 
Lakhak said he was positive about the labour-related steps taken by the Qatari government, which would benefit Nepalese workers. 
HE the Minister noted that the problems of Nepalese workers would be seriously considered by the Qatar government and solved accordingly. 
Lakhak, on his part, requested HE al-Nuaimi to open a polytechnic school in Nepal to provide free technical skills training for candidates willing to come to Qatar to work.
Nepal’s ambassador to Qatar Ramesh Prasad Koirala and adviser to Lakhak, Shiva Lamsal also attended the meeting.
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