Job opportunities in Sweden may be opened for Filipino nurses after Vice President Jejomar Binay met with Swedish officials there earlier this month.
The Vice President met and discussed with Speaker of Parliament Per Westerberg and issues concerning the Filipinos living in Sweden.
“The Speaker of Parliament also ‘favorably viewed’ the suggestion to ‘explore closer cooperation in the health sector,’ including the possible employment of Filipino nurses in Sweden,” said a news release posted on the Office of the Vice President website.
On Sunday, Binay arrived from Sweden where he attended the 22nd World Scouts Jamboree in Kristianstad, scheduled from August 1 to 6.
He said he was happy to announce “positive developments” resulting from “productive meetings” with key Swedish officials, including the Swedish Speaker of Parliament, Housing Minister and the Stockholm City Council vice president.
During his meeting with Westerberg, Binay said he raised the request of Filipinos living and working in Sweden to extend the option of letting migrants and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) use their earned social security benefits in the Philippines in Sweden.
Binay is the Presidential Adviser on OFW Concerns.
“In this regard, I urged the Swedish Government to resume negotiations with the Philippines on a bilateral social security agreement,” he said.