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Latest developments between Kuwait and Manila on maids issue discussed
September 27, 2018, 8:09 am
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Panel okays number of agreements, co-op protocols

The parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee has approved a number of agreements and cooperation protocols, as well as looked into the latest developments on the domestic workers issue between the State of Kuwait and the Embassy of the Philippines.

In a press conference, Committee Rapporteur MP Mohammed Al-Huwaila disclosed that they talked about the illegal acts of some diplomatic representatives from the Embassy of the Philippines, since the National Assembly has instructed the committee to update its report on the issue taking into consideration the recent developments.

Therefore, the committee invited concerned governmental bodies such as the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) to the meeting in order to include their inputs in the report which will be submitted to the Assembly for discussion.

The MP revealed the Embassy of the Philippines committed a grave violation; hence, the firm and appropriate reaction from the inistry of Foreign Affairs. “This is the reaction we expect to any kind of violation against a country,” he stressed.

Rights He said the acts of the embassy are considered a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations which any embassy in any host country should follow. “The State of Kuwait’s legal and humanitarian ledger is distinguished, as the country signed more than 26 agreements and protocols on human rights and work environment,” he added.

He cited the naming of Kuwait as International Humanitarian Center and HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as International Humanitarian Leader by the United Nations, so no country has the right to offend Kuwait’s integrity.

Furthermore, amongst the agreements and protocols approved by the committee in its recent meeting was the cooperation between Kuwait and Turkey on the education and training of the members of Kuwait National Guard and Gendarmerie General Command.

The committee also approved the draft law on multilateral agreement for the implementation of procedures related to tax treaties, preventing erosion of the tax base and transfer of profits, membership of Kuwait to the Union of Tax Authorities in Islamic States and compliance with its operating regulations, and Kuwait’s membership to the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) In addition, the committee approved the draft law regarding the agreement on mutual assistance between the customs administrations in America and Kuwait.

Source: Arab Times

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