Both sides review manpower, labor co-op issues
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: The Seventh Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Labor, Employment and the Development of Manpower between the Government of India and Government of the State of Kuwait was held virtually on 7 September, 2021. The Indian delegation was led by Abbagani Ramu, Joint Secretary (Overseas Indian Affairs (OIA-1), Ministry of External Affairs while Mishal Ibrahim Al-Mudhaf, Assistant Foreign Minister for Consulate Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Kuwait led the Kuwaiti delegation. The Indian delegation included representatives from OE & PGE Division, Gulf Division & CPV Divisions of the Ministry of External Affairs; joined by the officers from Embassy of India, Kuwait.
The Kuwaiti delegation included representatives from the Ministry of Interior, Public Authority of Manpower and Domestic Labor Recruitment Department, Government of Kuwait. Both sides reviewed all issues related to manpower and labor cooperation, including the matters related to about one million Indians living in Kuwait, well represented in all professions and activities including domestic workers, Indian engineers, and other Indian workers in Kuwait, aligning the e-migration platforms of both the countries, recruitment of nurses, transfer of sentenced persons and cases of missing Indians in Kuwait. They also discussed issues related to return of stranded Indians to Kuwait.
Both sides agreed for the quick implementation of the MoU on cooperation on recruitment of domestic sector workers which was signed during the visit of Dr S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India to Kuwait in June, 2021. The report on the meeting will be submitted to the Joint Commission Meeting, to be headed by External Affairs Minister of India and Foreign Minister of Kuwait, which is likely to be held soon