From 2008 to 2018, at least 3,031 citizens of Kyrgyzstan left the country to work in South Korea. Director of the Information and Consultation Center under the State Migration Service, Baktiyar Tolonov, told at a press conference.
According to him, the governments of Kyrgyzstan and South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding in 2007. Since then, the document has been updated four times. During this time, 12 Korean language tests have been conducted. About 15,044 people took part in them.
Within the framework of the memorandum, the provisions of the laws on labor standards, labor protection and minimum wages are applied to citizens of Kyrgyzstan working in Korea. Insurance against accidents at work and outside it, guaranteed and medical insurance are provided.
As she said, Kyrgyzstan employed its citizens only in the sphere of production — at factories and plants. The minimum wage is set at $ 1,200.