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  • Kuwait minister coming to Nepal to sign labour agreement

    Kathmandu, October 12

    Kuwait’s labour minister is coming to Nepal next week to sign a labour agreement between the two countries.

    The agreement signed during the Kathmandu visit of Hind Sabeeh Barak Al-Sabeeh will govern the employment of Nepali migrant workers in the Gulf country.

    Earlier, the two countries were scheduled to sign the agreement in the first week of October. The schedule was postponed as Nepal cited lack of preparations.

    More than 30,000 Nepali women are working as domestic workers in Kuwait. It is one of the most attractive labour destinations for Nepali women.

    Recently, the government has stopped issuing permits to new migrant workers. However, some of them are going through illegal channels.

    In this context, the two countries have expressed willingness to sign the contract to resolve these issues and ensure rights of the workers.

    Nepal has been asserting that the permits will not be issued before the agreement.

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