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President Duterte to possibly visit Kuwait
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte met with Kuwaiti Ambassador Musaed Saleh Al-Thwaikh, Wednesday in Malacañang.
Presidential spokesperson, Secretary Harry Roque said the meeting was bilateral and only the two leaders know what was discussed.
However, Roque said the President might visit Kuwait soon.
“Although I was told that I should not, but there’s a trip in the offing to Kuwait,” Roque said.
The official said the Kuwaiti government may want to ensure its cooperation with the Philippines in protecting OFWs.
“Well, I guess, Kuwait wants to assure the President that Philippine nationals are protected in Kuwait, and to see for himself,” Roque said.
There are around 250,000 Filipinos in Kuwait and 165,000 of them are household domestic workers.
President Duterte has said that he is considering ordering a recall of OFWs and declare a deployment ban of Filipinos in Kuwait if the Kuwaiti government will not do anything to stop the abuses against OFWs.
Meanwhile, in a report by Kuwait Times, a body of a woman believed to be a Filipina domestic helper was found inside a freezer in an apartment.
However, the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait is still confirming the report. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue
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