Philippines seeks another meeting with Kuwait

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KUWAIT CITY, May 27: The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is seeking further dialogue with the Kuwaiti government following the continuation of the entry ban and suspension of visa issuance to Filipino nationals, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press interview, the Philippine Assistant Secretary of State Paul Raymond Curtis affirmed that Manila respects the laws and regulations of Kuwait, and that the Philippine Foreign Ministry will communicate with Kuwait to hold another meeting on this issue. He said, “Kuwait is a sovereign country. They have their own laws.

They have their own system. We respect them, and we also want to make sure that when we are in another country, we stick to their lines and do not cross them. Unfortunately, there may be actions that have been interpreted as violations, but we will continue to work with Kuwaitis to ensure that there are no violations regarding the welfare of Filipinos within the limits of Kuwaiti laws. Manila is grateful that Kuwait continues to welcome more than 200,000 Filipinos who live and work there.” Meanwhile, Kuwait Municipality has not issued a single license for the establishment of sports stadiums for commercial purposes in or outside private housing areas, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a reliable source.

According to the source, Municipal Council member Nasser Jadaan Al-Azmi asked the executive body in the Municipality about the issue, and he was informed that “the supervisory teams in the governorates are inspecting stadiums regularly.” He also pointed out that there is no coordination with government agencies like the Ministry of Electricity and Water regarding lighting stadiums, or the Ministry of Commerce to find out the status of commercial use, or the Public Authority for Youths to verify the validity of the authority’s supervision of stadiums, considering the Municipality has not issued such licenses.

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