On the 22nd, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Governor-elect Oh Young-hoon had a meeting with the Philippine Governor Susan Yap at the 4th floor of the Seolmundae Women’s Culture Center and discussed ways of exchange and cooperation between the two regions.
President-elect Oh said, “The Jeju region is experiencing difficulties due to a shortage of manpower in every farming season. said
Governor Susan Tarlac said, “I want to run a program to educate Filipino workers in Korean and work in Jeju.
In response, President-elect Oh said, “If public officials from Tarlac are permanently stationed in Jeju, it will be of great help in preventing seasonal workers from leaving without permission and protecting workers’ working conditions and human rights. He added.
President-elect Oh continued, “If we take office on July 1, let’s make discussions with Tarlac to operate the seasonal foreign worker program and sign a business agreement.” suggested that
President-elect Oh also said, “In order to improve the relationship between the two regions, direct flights between Jeju Island and Tarlac are needed.
Meanwhile, President-elect Oh Young-hoon met UAE Ambassador Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi on the 21st, and had a meeting with Singaporean Ambassador to Korea Eric Tao at Jeju International Airport on the 15th.