India and Kuwait have signed an MoU that brings Indian home employees within the Gulf nation throughout the ambit of a authorized framework that streamlines their recruitment and supplies them with the safety of the regulation.
The MoU was signed on Thursday by Indian Ambassador Sibi George and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kuwait Majdi Ahmad Al-Dhafiri within the presence of visiting External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah.
Mr Jaishankar arrived in Kuwait on his first bilateral go to to the Gulf nation early on Thursday, in keeping with a press launch issued by the Indian Embassy in Kuwait City.
The MoU brings the Indian home employees in Kuwait throughout the ambit of a authorized framework that streamlines their recruitment and supplies them with the safety of the regulation.
Both ministers welcomed the signing of the MoU which is able to introduce an employment contract making certain the rights and obligations of each the employer and the home employees.
The MoU seeks to determine a mechanism for 24-hour help to home employees. It supplies for the institution of a joint committee for periodic assessment and evaluation and to comply with up the implementation of the MoU which is able to conduct annual conferences.
Around a million (ten lakh) Indians reside in Kuwait. India is amongst the most important buying and selling companions of Kuwait and the Gulf nation is a significant provider of oil to India.
Mr Jaishankar on Thursday known as on Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
He handed over to him a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed to Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
The visiting minister thanked the management for Kuwait’s immediate provide of liquid medical oxygen and different oxygen-related provides to India to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic within the nation. Both sides mentioned the state of bilateral relations and likewise the developments within the area.
Mr Jaishankar’s go to comes on the invitation of his Kuwaiti counterpart and is a part of the improved high-level political exchanges within the context of the sixtieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations between India and Kuwait.
The visiting minister held talks along with his counterpart Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah.
Both sides reviewed all the gamut of bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional developments and world points.
They additionally mentioned the challenges posed by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the misery it brought on to humanity and reiterated their dedication to collectively combat the pandemic and handle the myriad of points that their residents face equivalent to journey restrictions and points associated to vaccination.
The subjects coated additionally included meals safety, cybersecurity, cooperation within the power sector and points associated to the Indian workforce in Kuwait.
Both sides agreed to carry the primary India-Kuwait Joint Commission assembly later this yr and likewise to set dates for early conferences of the Joint Working Groups on well being, hydrocarbon and manpower. The two sides additionally agreed to arrange new joint working teams in different areas of cooperation.
The joint celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of the institution of diplomatic relations between India and Kuwait had been launched on the assembly.
The year-long celebrations will proceed by way of 2021-2022. In the night, Mr Jaishankar chaired a round-table convention of Indian ambassadors within the Gulf Cooperation Council nations and Iran.
The GCC is a political and financial alliance of six nations Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.
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