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Kuwait: Minority Groups

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 242669, tabled on 9 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to encourage the Kuwaiti Government to meet its commitments to regularise the status of Bidoon who have a legitimate right to claim citizenship in Kuwait.

Answered on

15 April 2019

‚ÄčThe British Government has regular dialogue at all levels with the Government of Kuwait. We encourage the Kuwaiti Government to meet its commitments to regularise the status of Bidoon, and to swiftly naturalise those who have a legitimate claim to citizenship. Human rights, including the status of the Bidoon, are also discussed bilaterally at the biannual UK-Kuwait Joint Steering Group meetings, the most recent of which was held in Kuwait in December 2018.