Portugal and Morocco today signed an agreement on the hiring and permanence of Moroccan workers in accordance with the legal system and with equal national rights and obligations with Portuguese workers.
The agreement was signed during a videoconference by the Portuguese Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva (pictured), and Moroccan, Nasser Bourita.
“The objective is to continue to build what is the true alternative to trafficking and irregular migration, which is regular, safe, orderly channels for migration,” Augusto Santos Silva told Lusa and RTP at the end of the award ceremony for a school competition. on the 75th anniversary of the UN, which took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Lisbon.
The negotiation of this agreement was announced by the Government and, at the end of 2019, Moroccans began to appear trying to illegally disembark on the Algarve coast, raising suspicions after a new illegal migration route.
The agreement that Moroccans can work in Portugal in “strict compliance with the national legal system and in equal rights and duties with Portuguese workers”, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Here it means your rights and your guaranteed protection,” said Augusto Santos Silva.
The agreement also with “Portuguese companies that need a more guaranteed labor space for this recruitment”, through the “joint work of the Portuguese and Moroccan employment services and absolutely legal and absolutely dignified conditions”.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs agrees that Portugal and Morocco are interested in fighting illegality and trafficking in human beings”
The agreement resulted from the coordination of a large organization in both countries throughout the effort to deepen the history and bilateral fruitfulness, through the promotion and protection of the review of human rights and migrant workers added to ministry no. communicated.
The agreement still has to be ratified in each of the countries.
Augusto Santos Silva stressed that this agreement follows an establishment with India, as well as other initiatives related to mobility.
It stood out from the members of the mobility that this one came into force, for having selected the Portuguese language (PC-framework on Portuguese mobility) more than three ratifications.
“The year 2021 was quite fruitful from the point of view of the mobility agreements signed by Portugal in recent months”, noting that the agreement now signed with Morocco was negotiated in the months.