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30 Foreign advisers leave Kuwait – Exodus of experts may bleed the country

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: Following the alleged departure of 30 foreign advisers from Kuwait, the government has warned against doing away with rare expertise, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The sources added, the recent campaign of Kuwaitization prompted a number of ministries and government departments to expedite the termination of the services of consultants who were working on sensitive files and were fully conversant with issues contained in each file. Therefore, the government sources say, it would have been preferable if these consultants were allowed to complete the job on their hands.

Some sources pointed out about 30 foreign advisers left the country after ending their contracts because of the parliamentary threats to interrogate ministers on this issue.

The sources explained the ‘exodus’ of experts may ‘bleed’ the country in vital areas. The sources also say the concerned bodies should have waited until appropriate replacements were found.

The sources warned of the continuation of the campaigns and their possible effects. The policy of replacement of expatriates with citizens is a must, but it should be done gradually, not randomly because the effects will be negative. The sources ask: What is the disadvantage of using foreign expertise on vital matters, since the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other countries do the same?

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