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‘Kuwait keen on protecting expats rights’

KUWAIT, Sept 21, (KUNA): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh reiterated Kuwait’s keenness in protecting the rights of expats in general and overcoming all obstacles facing them. Al-Sabeeh, also Minister of State for Economic Affairs, made her remarks in press statement after meeting with India’s Minister of State for External Affairs M. J. Akbar.

Kuwait eyes closer cooperation with India in various vital fields, particularly labor, she said, adding the two countries are currently studying ways to recruit Indian labor in the country via electronic connectivity. Using such a modern method would contribute in bringing more of qualified and productive labor to the Kuwaiti market, said Al-Sabeeh. Currently, there are some 900,000 Indian workers in Kuwait, she mentioned, adding that all these workers are protected under Kuwaiti laws.

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