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Foreign Ministry: Foreign missions assigned solely for Kuwaitis
January 21, 2018, 9:23 am

All staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are Kuwaiti citizens and they are solely tasked with missions abroad, a ministry official source said on Saturday.

The official source, in a statement, was reacting to an unclear report published by a local newspaper, in the context of replies by Deputy Prime and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Hamad Al-Sabah to an MP's query and the latter statement that the Foreign Ministry dispatched expatriate personnel abroad on missions "for the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development" (KFAED).

The ministry boasts that its entire staff including diplomats and administrative personnel are citizens; except for a pair, from sisterly Arab states, assigned to perform legal consultative missions, the official source said.

Only the (Kuwaiti) diplomats and the administrative staff are tasked with missions abroad as part of their work, he explained further. As to KFAED, chaired by Sheikh Sabah Khaled, it is an independent authority.

The fund operations with (aid) benefiting states require multiple travels by its technical team, which includes experts, advisors in engineering, economics and laws. The technical staff conducts some 23 missions abroad per year, in addition to external tasks by the follow-up teams. Up to 61 percent of technical team members are Kuwaitis.

Source: KUNA

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