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Jaishankar was speaking at the Annual Conference of Protectors of Emigrants via video conferencing.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2020 12:14 IST

EAM Jaishankar addresed the Annual Conference of Protectors of Emigrants on Monday. EAM Jaishankar addresed the Annual Conference of Protectors of Emigrants on Monday. (ANI)

The government is focusing on providing better opportunities and welfare measures to prospective migrants and aims to work toward mitigating negative economic consequences of the Covid-19 crisis faced by Indian talent abroad, external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar said on Monday.

Jaishankar was speaking at the third edition of the Annual Conference of Protectors of Emigrants via video conferencing.

“The protectors of emigrants must rise to the challenge of reviving post-Covid economy and engaging the post-Covid world,” he said.

We're focusing that negative economic consequences of pandemic on our talent abroad are mitigated that is influenced not only by quality of our bilateral relationships but helpful approach that we've displayed in regard to health&economic requirements of our partners: EAM (2/3) https://t.co/Qv5eElafvA

— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2020

Jaishankar said that the government has been engaged in negotiation with foreign governments to provide ease of travel and opportunity through migration and mobility agreements.

“We’re focusing that negative economic consequences of pandemic on our talent abroad are mitigated that is influenced not only by quality of our bilateral relationships but helpful approach that we’ve displayed in regard to health and economic requirements of our partners,” the EAM noted.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the Protectors of Emigrants are responsible for granting emigration clearance to the intending emigrants as per the procedure prescribed under the Emigration Act, 1983. The Protectors of Emigrants shall perform the functions assigned to them by this Act under the general superintendence and control of the Protector General of Emigrants, it said.

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