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Indian engineering and labor issues discussed at New Delhi meeting
October 30, 2018, 9:34 am

Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Hind Al-Sabeeh, who headed a delegation to India, met with Indian Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh in Indian capital New Delhi on 26 October. Several significant issues were discussed in the meeting, as well as ways to enhance cooperation between the two nations.

Speaking to local Kuwait media after the meeting, Minister Al-Sabeeh said, “We have had a successful meeting during which we discussed several important matters including the finalization of a Memorandum of Understanding that will be signed next week in Kuwait.”

With regard to the issue of Indian engineers in Kuwait needing to get their certificates verified by the Kuwait Society of Engineers, she said it would help them to continue working in Kuwait, and more support would be provided for streamlining the process of verification.

On the topic of recruiting Indian domestic workers, Minister Al-Sabeeh said, “We also discussed the Kuwait government-backed Al-Durra Company opening applications for the recruitment of Indian maids, and the Indian minister welcomed the move, but further deliberations will be held when the Indian minister will visit Kuwait.”

Minister Al-Sabeeh indicated that both countries would work towards creation of a joint group that would allow transparency in the recruitment procedures of Indian workers in Kuwait. The proposed platform will aim to streamline the recruitment process and take necessary steps to avoid mishandling and corruption.”  

The Kuwaiti minister also lauded the proposed plan to digitalize information related to the recruitment process, which would ensure all information would be made accessible to the Kuwaiti companies and the Indian job seekers. She added, “The proposed joint project would help Indian job seekers to find suitable jobs in Kuwait.” She further said, “The Kuwaiti Public Authority for Manpower and the Indian Ministry of Labor and Employment officials will sit together to finalize the matter, which is a win-win situation for both sides.”

The minister emphasized that both sides discussed all other outstanding issues during the talks, and came to the conclusion that the proposed signing of the MoU next week would resolve any pending issues between the two friendly nations.

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