India and Kuwait signed an settlement to streamline the recruitment of Indian domestic workers and mentioned methods to increase cooperation in meals safety, cyber safety and the power sector throughout exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar’s go to to Doha.
The signing of the memorandum of understanding for cooperation on the recruitment of domestic workers was among the many key outcomes of Jaishankar’s go to that concluded on Friday. The MoU brings Indian workers in Kuwait inside the ambit of a authorized framework that streamlines their recruitment and offers them safety of regulation.
It additionally introduces an employment contract to make sure the rights and obligations of employers and workers, and a mechanism for 24-hour help to workers. A joint committee can be created to perform periodic opinions and comply with up the implementation of the MoU. With this MoU, the whole quantity of agreements between the 2 nations has gone up to 34.
The settlement was signed by officers throughout a meeting between Jaishankar and his Kuwaiti counterpart, Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, on Thursday. The meeting was additionally attended by Kuwait’s commerce minister Abdullah Issa Al Salman.
The two sides reviewed bilateral ties and mentioned challenges posed by the Covid-19 disaster. They reiterated their dedication to collectively struggle the pandemic and deal with points confronted by residents of each side, reminiscent of journey restrictions and issues associated to vaccination.
The meeting additionally targeted on cooperation in meals safety, cyber safety, healthcare, schooling and the power sector and points associated to the Indian workforce in Kuwait.
The two sides agreed to maintain the primary meeting of the bilateral joint fee later this year and to set dates for early conferences of the joint working teams on well being, hydrocarbons and manpower.
Jaishankar additionally met the Prime Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, on Thursday and handed over to him a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed to Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait. Jaishankar thanked the management of Kuwait for supplying a whole bunch of tonnes of liquid oxygen and oxygen-related provides to India through the second wave of Coronavirus infections.
The two sides additionally launched joint celebrations to mark the sixtieth anniversary of diplomatic relations, which is able to proceed until 2022.
Jaishankar chaired a meeting of the Indian ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain on Thursday and mentioned steps to make sure the early return of Indian expertise and expertise who left the Gulf through the pandemic, methods to make sure the welfare of Indian expatriates, speedy resumption of flights to Gulf locations, and giving a push to India’s commerce pursuits to contribute to financial recovery at residence.
After the conclusion of his go to to Kuwait on Friday, Jaishankar left for Kenya through Doha.