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Kuwaiti minister’s visit signals renewed cooperation

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Zaher M. Al-Khuraineg, Chargés d’affaires of the Kuwait Embassy. KT/Raquel Bacay

The visit of Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Hend Subaih Barak Alsubaih to Cambodia recently resulted in the activation of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries in 2009.

The MoU on the exchange of manpower between the two countries was signed in Kuwait but did not have a follow-up.

Zaher M. Al-Khuraineg, Chargés d’affaires of the Kuwait Embassy, said meetings held by the Kuwaiti Minister with Cambodian officials resulted on several points that will be the focus of the renewed cooperation.

During Ms Hend’s visit, it was decided that both countries are to promote cooperation between relevant ministries in the field of employment and vocational training, the exchange of specialised manpower, exchange of information and cooperation on basic rights and labor conditions.

The two countries will also seek an agreement on opening up prospects for economic and trade cooperation and to encourage and attract investors from both sides, especially in the field of industry, agriculture and services.

The Cambodian Minister of labor and Vocational Training Dr lth Samheng, promised to send 5000 workers to Kuwait in 2019.

Mr Samheng also confirmed he will lead a delegation to visit Kuwait in early 2019, following an invitation from Ms Hend, who was on her first visit to Cambodia.

The Kuwait Chargés d’affaires in Cambodia said his role is to contribute to the consolidation and development of bilateral relations between the two friendly countries in political, economic, trade, cultural, and social aspects.

“I started as the Chargés d’affaires of the Embassy in July, and had the opportunity to meet with Mr Samheng, and some officials from the ministry. I also met with the president of the National Assembly Samdech Akka Moha Punhea Chakkrey Heng Samrin, during the visit of our Minister Ms Hend, in October.

“Ms Hend’s visit was successful by all standards, due to the good cooperation of the Cambodian government officials that made things easier in all respects,” he said.

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