Kuwait lifts decades-long ban on Palestinian workers

Kuwait lifts decades-long ban on Palestinian workers

Kuwait lifts decades-long ban on Palestinian workers

Kuwait’s interior ministry has given the green light to recruiting teachers holding Palestinian passport, saying that they could live and work in the country like all other Arab nationals under its residency laws.

The education ministry last year said that it was planning to recruit 400 teachers from Palestine, but the move needed the approval of the security authorities, especially regarding the validity of the Palestinian passport.

In October the interior minister then, Shaikh Mohammad Al Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, said the Palestinian National Authority passport was officially recognised by the State of Kuwait.

On Sunday, the education ministry was told that Palestinian teachers could be recruited to work in Kuwait.

“Following the decision by the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister last October to treat Palestinians holding Palestinian passports like all other Arab residents holding Arab passports and to allow them to bring their wives and children into the country, there is no objection to the Ministry of Education recruiting Palestinians in accordance with your wishes and needs and under the laws governing the residency of foreigners in the country,” the interior ministry said in its letter, Kuwaiti daily Al Rai reported on Monday.

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