Kuwait, Philippines sign worker rights deal amid dispute
May 11, 2018 - 9:18 AM
KUWAIT CITY - The Philippines and Kuwait have signed a new agreement regarding Filipino labourer rights after the Philippines earlier banned its citizens from working there amid a diplomatic dispute.
The Philippines issued a statement Friday saying the agreement offered "additional guarantees that we asked our Kuwaiti friends to extend."
The statement added: "The more than 250,000 Filipinos in Kuwait can now be assured of prompt and effective assistance if needed."
It did not elaborate. Kuwait's state-run KUNA news agency later reported that Kuwait signed the agreement with the Philippines, without elaborating.
The Philippines banned workers from coming to Kuwait over abuse complaints after a dead Filipina was found in a freezer in an abandoned Kuwait City apartment in February. Kuwait later expelled the Philippines ambassador amid the dispute.
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