BANGKOK, Aug 14 (TNA) – Kuwait affirmed its interest in launching
the halal food industry in Thailand’s southernmost region and also
pledged to provide jobs for some 3,000 more workers from this country
to be employed in the Middle East state.
Halal is a system of
dietarily appropriate foods scientifically prepared according to strict
exclusion of some animal fats and other elements which should be
prepared under Muslim religious supervision.
authorities expressed those interests during an official visit to
Thailand by Kuwaiti prime minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad
Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who held talks with his Thai counterpart Samak
Sundaravej at Government House.
The Kuwaiti prime minister is on a two-day official visit which ends today.
government spokeswoman Supharat Nakbunnam said Kuwait intended to open
the halal food processing industry in Thailand’s southernmost region in
which local residents will be hired and halal foods will be exported to
the Middle East state.
Besides, the Kuwaiti authorities will see to it that some 3,000 Thai
workers will be hired in the sultanate in addition to about 3,000
others currently employed there.
Given the fact that about
20,000 Kuwaiti tourists visit Thailand yearly, the sultanate is also
interested in Thai spa services and pledged to consider increasing
scholarships for Thai Muslim students to advance their studies in
Mr. Samak and his Kuwaiti counterpart witnessed the signing of the
Agreement on Economic and Technical Co-operation between Thailand and
Kuwait and the Memorandum of Understanding on Conducting Bilateral
Consultations between Ministries of Foreign Affairs. (TNA)