– There is no country that refuse to receive their citizens from the State of Kuwait who were in violation of residency law, the Arab Gulf country’s Foreign Minister said Tuesday.
“No country refused to receive its citizens, all countries are committed to providing care for their nationals,” Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah told an online news conference.
Kuwait had in March urged all expatriates who were in violation of the residency law to come forward to register their personal information at specific centers, during the month of April, to be repatriated to their countries.
The Ministry of Interior said those expatriates would be kept in special housing units with daily meals, and would be sent back to their countries without paying for tickets.
“All countries acknowledged the arrangements by the State of Kuwait,” said Sheikh Ahmad.
Those countries, he added, asked for time to prepare themselves to receive their citizens.
He also noted that countries like India, Bangladesh, Egypt and Sri Lanka were in complete lockdown, hence more time was needed for the repatriation of their citizens.
Sheikh Ahmad said His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah contacted the leaders of those countries, and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah also spoke with his counterparts with the objective of repatriation of their citizens.
Source: Kuwait News Agency