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Some 75 Ethiopian Domestic Workers Leave for Saudi Arabia Legally

Addis Ababa Ethiopia has started sending trained domestic workers to Saudi Arabia after agreements were inked by the countries a few months ago.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Nebyat Getachew told journalists today that 75 domestic workers have legally traveled to Saudi Arabia.

Travels to Saudi Arabia as domestic workers have been terminated for more than four years.

The spokesperson revealed that similar agreements have been signed with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan.

In a related development, the ministry has repatriated 280 prisoners and 273 citizens without residence permits from Saudi Arabia, and 64 from Kenyan prisons.

Besides, Nebyat said, the ministry is following the cases of about 150 Ethiopians arrested in a recent crackdown in South Africa, Johannesburg Central Business District.

Ethio-India business forum will be held on August 12, 2019 in Addis Ababa where 30 Ethiopian and 10 Indian companies are going to participate.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency