Uzbekistan, Russia to consider labor migration issues
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 27
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The governments of Uzbekistan and Russia will start preparing an agreement on employment of Uzbek citizens in the Russian Federation in 2015. This decision was made at a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between the two countries in Tashkent November 26.
A decision was made following the meeting that the relevant departments of the governments will exchange the proposals on the draft intergovernmental agreement on employment and recruitment of Uzbek citizens in Russia by late 2014.
It is planned to hold a meeting on relevant issues of labor migration in the first quarter of 2015, including the coordination of proposals for rapid exchange of information and mutual opening of representative offices in this area.
The sides' positions will be worked out proceeding from the recommendations by July 2015. They will form the basis of the forthcoming agreement.
According to the Russian Federal Migration Service, there are about two million Uzbek citizens in Russia.
According to the unofficial data, there are about four million Uzbek citizens.
As of 2013, the volume of money transfer from Russia to Uzbekistan increased by 17.02 percent - up to $6.633 billion.