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Ambassador sheds light on MoU signed between India and Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: India’s Ambassador to Kuwait HE Sibi George at the Weekly Open Day held at the Chancellery of the Embassy shed light on the MoU for cooperation in the recruitment of domestic workers between India and Kuwait, said a press release issued by the embassy. “As you know,” the Ambassador said, “over the past few months I have held regular weekly open days at the three Passport Outsourcing Centers and at the Chancery, and we will continue our weekly practice and will hold open days in the chancery on a regular basis, as I have found these weekly open days very useful for our domestic workers and other workers to meet me and tell me directly about their difficulties.

“Today’s Open Day,” the Ambassador added, “is a special session that we are holding to educate the community on the welfare of Indian domestic workers in Kuwait and also on the implementation of the protocol. agreement on cooperation in the recruitment of domestic workers which has now been implemented.” During the visit of India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar in June 2021, India had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kuwait for cooperation in the recruitment of domestic workers.

“The MoU was signed by me on behalf of the Government of India, and HE Majdi Ahmad Al-Dhafiri, Deputy Foreign Minister, signed on behalf of the Government of the State of Kuwait. The two governments have now completed the internal legal procedures and have now implemented the MoU.The MoU, the Indian envoy said, addresses most of the concerns of Indian domestic workers and Kuwaiti employers by streamlining the recruitment procedure and also ensuring the welfare and working conditions of Indian domestic workers.The Ambassador revealed that this is the first Memorandum of Understanding between India and Kuwait for cooperation in the recruitment of workers servants.

The MoU places Indian domestic workers in Kuwait under a legal framework that streamlines their recruitment and gives them protection under the law. It also provides for an employment contract that guarantees the rights and obligations of employers and domestic workers, including by striving to establish a 24-hour assistance mechanism for domestic workers. This is in addition to the establishment of a joint committee for periodic review and evaluation and for monitoring the implementation of the MoU through annual meetings.