PH commits to work with Bahrain in advocating reforms in kafala system

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to cooperate with the Kingdom of Bahrain in upholding migrant workers’ rights, particularly, in advocating reforms in the kafala or sponsorship system prevalent in the Middle East.

Duterte said this in his letter to Bahrain’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa handed by Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje during his official visit to the kingdom on Dec. 31.

“In his letter, President Duterte expressed the Philippine Government’s commitment to further broaden and expand cooperation with Bahrain and the readiness to ramp up the partnership on migrant workers’ rights protection from bilateral to multilateral venues,” a Palace statement said.

English | January 2, 2021



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