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Kuwait, Philippines want deal on domestic workers - diplomat

Kuwaiti-Filipino committee
Kuwaiti-Filipino committee
KUWAIT, March 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait and the Philippines are mutually committed to put in place proper procedures over the recruitment of domestic labor, said a Kuwaiti diplomat on Monday.
A joint Kuwaiti-Filipino committee convened over the course of two days to discuss the matter, Kuwait's Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Sami Al-Hamad said in a statement.
Both countries are committed to reach a deal over the recruitment of domestic workers from the Southeast Asian archipelago, Al-Hamad added.
Amid the talks, attended by a bevy of Kuwaiti and Filipino diplomats, both sides agreed to cooperate to ensure that the rights of Kuwait's Filipino diaspora are protected, he added. (end) ak.nam