VANGUARD, Vietnam (AP) China, Mexico and Vietnam agreed Wednesday to create a trade union education and research center to provide training for workers at companies and industries that are under scrutiny for corruption and abuse.
The agreement was reached in a meeting in Vietnam.
It also provides a new source of information about corruption and labor law violations, Vietnam’s foreign ministry said.
It comes as the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating alleged corruption and other abuses in China and Vietnam.
Vietnam’s foreign minister, Pham Van Dai, said the new center will help the two countries develop better relations.
The U.N. and other international bodies are investigating whether companies and trade unions are abusing their power.