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Minor incidents will not damage ties between Kuwait, Egypt; swift action by police praised

KUWAIT CITY, July 27: Egyptian Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram on Sunday contacted the Egyptian Consul General in Kuwait Hesham Asran to learn more about the assault on an Egyptian cashier in Kuwait while on duty.

The assailant, believed to be a Kuwaiti, was promptly arrested by police and a misdemeanor case has been filed against. Makram was all praise for Asran and the swift action taken by the Kuwaiti authorities for not showing any discrimination between Kuwaitis and Egyptian workers. Asran said such cases will not damage the strong ties between both nations, and assured that hundreds of thousands of Egyptian workers are safe in Kuwait. The Sabah Al-Ahmad association, which owns the store where the incident took place, expressed support for the cashier. On the other hand, the Al- Rai daily quoting the Kuwaiti Society for Human Rights said “the repeated attacks on migrant workers are a natural outcome of hate speech and incitement against them.” The Society, in a statement, said its human rights monitoring team obtained the video recording of the worker who was slapped three times in the Sabah Al-Ahmad Residential Cooperative Society, without showing any negative reaction to the matter, which led to the chairman of the board of directors to submit his resignation to deputy of the cooperative sector, Salem Battah Al-Rashidi, but the latter rejected it. The society added the local and international organizations interacted with the project and enriched it, and online sessions were held with the aim of concerted efforts to confront hate speech and societal division that put society in a war of words with itself and with others.

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