Govt approves agreement on recruitment of Indian citizens to work in Portugal
09 September 2021
A government-to-government between Government of India and the government of the Portuguse Republic will now allow Indian citizens to seek employment in Portugal. The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the signing of an agreement on the recruitment of Indian citizens to work in the Portuguese Republic between the two governments.
With the conclusion of this agreement, Portugal and India will have a formal arrangement for recruitment of Indian workers. The agreement would set an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between India and Portugal on sending and accepting Indian workers.
Under the agreement, a joint committee will be set up to follow up its implementation.
Signing of this agreement with Portugal will add new destination for Indian migrant workers in an EU member nation, especially in the context of many Indian workers returning to India following the Wuhan virus pandemic. It will provide new opportunities for skilled Indian workers and professionals.
Indian workers would have enhanced job opportunities to work in Portugal. The government-to-government mechanism proposed in the agreement will ensure that the movement of workers happens smoothly with the maximum support from both sides