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Kuwait regrets Philippine president's remarks on workers ban

Kuna/Kuwait City
Filed on January 19, 2018 | Last updated on January 19, 2018 at 06.16 pm
Kuwait regrets Philippine presidents remarks on workers ban

(Reuters file photo)

The two countries have maintained distinguished ties.

Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah on Friday regretted remarks made by the Filipino president regarding the Philippine community in Kuwait.

Affirming that the two countries have maintained distinguished ties, Al-Jarallah indicated that his department had immediately contacted the Philippines' authorities to determine motives behind the president's statement and refute the erroneous information in it.

The number of Filipinos in Kuwait exceeds 170,000, thus the four cases mentioned in the president statement "cannot be used as a criterion to assess the overall status of the Philippines' workers in the country," he said.

Legal measures had been taken regarding the cases of the four Filipinos, Al-Jarallah added.

Kuwait enjoys "a bright image on treating expatriate workers and has laws that preserve their rights and organize their relations with the employers," the deputy foreign minister said.

Kuwait's laws and regulations protect the expatriates against any attacks or abuse and this fact has turned it into a favored destination for expats to work in.


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