WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta welcomed Jorge Triaca, Argentina’s Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security, to the U.S. Department of Labor today to discuss bilateral cooperation and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that promotes further collaboration between Argentina and the United States on labor and employment issues. Argentina holds the presidency of the Group of 20 (G20) this year.
“Today’s meeting with Minister Triaca continues bilateral engagement on important labor priorities, including combating child labor and human trafficking, promoting quality apprenticeships, and exploring greater cooperation on issues such as occupational safety and health,” said Secretary Acosta. “I look forward to continuing these discussions in September at the G20 Labor Ministers’ meeting in Argentina.”
Minister Triaca is visiting Washington to deepen bilateral cooperation and discuss the agenda for the G20 Labor Ministers’ meeting. Labor Ministers will hold a joint meeting with their G20 counterparts responsible for education policies to promote more integrated actions to prepare workers for the jobs of the future in September 2018 in Mendoza, Argentina.
The MOU between the U.S. Department of Labor and Argentina’s Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security focuses on cooperation with Argentina on workforce development, combating child labor and forced labor, and promoting occupational safety and health.