As per the MoU, efforts will be made to set up a mechanism for 24×7 assistance to domestic workers. It has been said to constitute a joint committee for periodic review and evaluation.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah
India Kuwait Bilateral Relations: India and Kuwait have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Indian domestic workers will be provided with the protection of the law by bringing them under a legal framework and streamlining their recruitment. Indian Ambassador Sibi George and Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister agreed on Thursday in the presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Kuwait counterpart Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah. signed the letter.
Jaishankar was here on his first bilateral visit to the oil-rich Gulf country Kuwait. This information has been given in a press release issued by the Indian Embassy here. The MoU states that the protection of the law will be provided by bringing Indian domestic workers under a legal framework and streamlining their recruitment (India Kuwait Bilateral Relations). The two ministers welcomed the signing of the MoU, under which an employment contract would be introduced, ensuring the rights and obligations of both employers and domestic workers.
Joint committee will be formed
As per the MoU, efforts will be made to set up a mechanism for 24×7 assistance to domestic workers. It has been said to constitute a joint committee for periodic review and evaluation, which will hold annual meetings for the implementation of the MoU. More than one million Indians live in Kuwait. India is one of Kuwait’s largest trading partners and Kuwait is a major supplier of oil to India.
Jaishankar meets PM
Jaishankar met the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. During that time he handed him a personal letter sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah (India and Kuwait Relations). Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Al Nasser Al Sabah appreciated his country’s deep ties with India and said that these bilateral ties have always been moving forward. He said this in the backdrop of completion of 60 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Kuwait appreciates India
Jaishankar said that the Government of India appreciates the help that Kuwait has given to overcome the setback caused by the Corona virus epidemic (India Kuwait News). It is noteworthy that to deal with the second devastating wave of the corona virus epidemic, Kuwait is providing aid in the form of supply of relief materials and medical oxygen. In the last few weeks, Indian Navy ships have gone to India from Kuwait carrying medical oxygen in large quantities. The main points of interaction between Jaishankar and Saba were the food security and health sectors.
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