Philippines defends measures to protect workers in Kuwait

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Thu, 2023-05-18 23:12

MANILA: The Philippines government defended on Thursday its protection measures for migrant workers in Kuwait amid a diplomatic stalemate over an entry ban recently imposed on new hires.

More than 200,000 Filipinos, mostly women, work in Kuwait, which last week suspended the issuance of new visas for all those who did not already have residence permits — also tourists, students and businessmen.

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