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UAE imposing restrictions on countries not taking their nationals back and mulls future recruitment of workers from these nations.


UAE: The request to take back expats from UAE to their respective home countries were in the air for a couple of days and many European and American countries have complied with the request immediately. There have been requests from the people themselves to their own governments due to the pandemic and uncertainties. Still, there are countries like India and Pakistan not prepared to take back people due to their increased numbers, unlike any other nations.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation is thinking of several ways to restructure its relationship with countries refusing to receive their nationals working in the UAE. There are lakhs of laborers and professionals in the private sector.

According to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, the options include imposing strict future restrictions on the recruitment of workers from these countries and activating the “quota” system in recruitment operations. The options also include suspending memoranda of understanding (MoU) signed between the ministry and concerned authorities in these countries”.

The Officials made it clear that all countries of foreign workers in the UAE should be responsible for their nationals wishing to return to their countries as part of the humanitarian initiative launched recently by the Ministry in cooperation and coordination with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Civil Aviation Authority and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).
News Source: Gulf News

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