Egypt Kuwait ties strong and friendly
KUWAIT: Deputy parliament speaker Mubarak Al-Khurainej said Kuwait-Egyptian ties were deep at the political, economic and popular levels, and nothing would undermine these relationships. Khurainej said the suspected killer of Egyptian worker in Hawally has been arrested “so the incident should be placed in its proper framework, so there is no need to incite feelings of the two people.”
The judiciary of Kuwait will conduct investigations in a just manner, said Khurainej, who extended condolences to the family of the Egyptian worker. He said the Egyptian community in Kuwait was the second largest, and Egyptians were always warmly welcomed by the Kuwaiti government and people.
Political and economic ties
Khurainej said Egyptians contributed to development of Kuwait and Egypt stood by Kuwait during the 1990 Iraqi invasion, and sent forces to help liberate the country in 1991. Kuwait, he said, supported Egypt economically following the 2011 and 2013 events.
Cairo trust Kuwait judiciary
Alternatively, Egyptian Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram expressed trust in Kuwait judiciary, which is examining the case of Ahmad Atef, an Egyptian worker who was killed in a scuffle in Hawally a few days ago. The minister made the remark during a meeting with Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and Minister of State for Development and Planning Affairs Hind AlSubaih on Sunday.
Subaih said that the case is before the Kuwait’s “just” judiciary, adding the family of Atef will take his rights in accordance with the laws. She called on the family to submit a request so as to complete measures as disciplined, affirming that Kuwait is keen on protecting and preserving rights of all employees from different nationalities.
During the meeting, the two ministers discussed several labor issues which interest the two countries. Subaih stressed the depth of Egypt-Kuwait relations and her country’s keenness on protecting workers as they are playing a key role in enhancing development inside the country. She promised to task a Kuwaiti team to visit Egypt for holding talks with officials in order to coordinate on the possibility of achieving an automatic linkage between the two sides with the aim of preserving rights of workers and curbing fraud. She also affirmed the start of implementing unified labor contracts, referring that workers were given a grace period of two months to adjust their contracts. Concerning some fake companies that import workers without providing appropriate jobs for them, Kuwait’s Public Authority for Manpower is coordinating with the labor office in the Egyptian Embassy to identify these companies to avoid dealing deal with them in the future.