An agreement between Thailand and Vietnam on migrant labour is expected to take effect early next year.
Thailand is also preparing to take workers from two other Asean nations under memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for the upcoming Asean Economic Community.
Labour Minister General Sirichai Dithakul met yesterday with delegates from Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia to discuss the MoUs.
Thailand has already signed MoUs with Myanmar and Cambodia but there were discussions on how they should be implemented.
“The MoUs will focus on ensuring that migrants come to work in Thailand legally, receive legal protection and stay immune to human trafficking,” Sirichai said.