Kuwait and India discussed the Indian Engineers issues in Kuwait

October 28, 20180 Comments

isiting Kuwait Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh met on Friday Indian Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh. During the meeting, both ministers discussed ways of deepening cooperation between the two nations.

Al-Sabeeh arrived New Delhi Thursday evening heading a delegation as part of her multi-state visit to discuss bilateral issues of cooperation especially the labour issues of migrant workers. The visiting minister, who was accompanied by Kuwaiti Ambassador Jassem Al-Najem, told KUNA “We have a successful meeting with Indian Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh during which we discussed several important matters including the finalization of a Memorandum of Understanding that would be signed next week in Kuwait.”

On the issue of Indian engineers in Kuwait, she said that it would be helpful for the Indian engineers to get their qualificates certified since it will help them during their future work in Kuwait and more support would be provided for the early completion of verification of the certificates by the Kuwait Society of Engineers.

“We also discussed the Kuwaiti governmental company named Al Durra which would open application for the Indian maids and New Delhi welcomed the move, further deliberation on the same would be held when the Indian minister would visit Kuwait,” she said.

Al-Sabeeh added that both countries would work through a joint working group to build up a linking platform to provide transparency to the recruitment of Indian workers in Kuwait. The proposed platform would help streamline the recruitment process and take necessary steps to avoid misuse of the public and recruitment, and employing companies in both countries will get information about the openings and job opportunities, she noted.

The Kuwaiti minister also hailed the proposed plan to digitalise data related to the recruitment saying that all the information about the Kuwaiti companies and the Indian job seekers would be available.

The proposed joint project would help Indian job seekers find suitable jobs in Kuwait, she said, noting that the Kuwaiti Public Authority for Manpower and the Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment officials would sit together to finalize the matter which would create a winwin situation for both sides.

The minister further said that few minor problems of the Indian citizens in Kuwait and Kuwaiti citizens in India have been nearly solved by both sides. Al-Sabeeh also underlined that during the talks both sides discussed all other outstanding issues and came to the conclusion that the proposed signing of the MoU next week would resolve any pending issue between the two friendly nations.

Source : Arabtimes

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