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Ambassador held virtual session with Non-Resident Keralites Affairs officials

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Ambassador held virtual session with Non-Resident Keralites Affairs officials

Ambassador Shri Sibi George, accompanied by senior officials of the Indian Embassy, held a virtual meeting with the officials of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) as part of the Ministry of External Affairs's larger initiative to promote and facilitate engagement of embassies with the States of India. The meeting was led by Dr K Ellangovan, Principal Secretary (NORKA & Industries) Government of Kerala and attended by senior representatives of NORKA.

During the interaction, Ambassador briefed about various initiatives taken by the Embassy for the welfare of the Indian Community in Kuwait. Ambassador briefed about various outreach activities like open house sessions, registration drives, consular service feedback mechanism; the recently signed memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the domain of recruitment of domestic workers, the issues faced by stranded Indian nationals and their welfare matters, business, investment, tourism and cultural promotion efforts, and also on the potential for enhancing bilateral collaboration. Dr K Ellangovan briefed about NORKA and its vision for the welfare of the non-resident Keralite Community abroad, including the State of Kuwait.

Positive discussions were held on various matters of importance to the non-resident diaspora from Kerala in Kuwait; streamlining institutional cooperation to facilitate safe, orderly, legal & ethical recruitment of manpower including that of nurses; and on ways and means of further enhancing trade, commercial, investments and cultural linkages so as to increase direct exports from Kerala and facilitate inward investments and inbound tourism from Kuwait. They also discussed the issues faced by students, including the possibility of holding various competitive examinations in Kuwait.

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Farouq Mohamad
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
This is reference to stranded children above 16 years, as per kuwait regulations all above 16 should be vaccinated, as per Indian government vaccination is for above 18 only, please raise issue with indian government as it is a matter of 2 different governments and children above 16 are stuck up and cannot travel.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Dear valuable associations/keralite association heads, please read this comment and try to form a representative union (as last year it was formed with the help of LULU chairman at UAE) to represent the head to speak with head of state KW to grant permission for ease of travel directly by taking all precaution online norms (such as 2 doses/PCR/home quanrantine) so that people can come and start their work... it is really painfull that many people got struck there and suffering without jobs... please consider to represent through a head and take action... as keralite community here are more they should be approachable to the head of the state or ministry directly.
By this time they should had formed the community and approached...

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