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Kuwait asks Philippines ambassador to leave

The National Assembly of Kuwait building, 16th April 2009 [Xiquinhosilva / Wikipedia]
The Kuwaiti National Assembly [Xiquinhosilva / Wikipedia]

The Foreign Ministry in Kuwait announced on Wednesday that it has requested the Ambassador of the Philippines to leave the country within one week, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) has reported. The ministry has also recalled its own ambassador from Manila for consultations.

The decision was made after a video was posted on social media showing Philippines Embassy staff helping Filipino domestic workers to flee from their allegedly abusive Kuwaiti employers.

The Foreign Ministry has reiterated its rejection of the embassy’s apparent violation of diplomatic norms — specifically the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations — and “interference in the state’s internal affairs and a violation of the work of the state security agencies.”

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