Comoros ready to take Kuwait’s stateless habitants

Kuwait City—The African island nation of the Comoros has said it is ready to consider taking thousands of stateless people denied citizenship in the Gulf state of Kuwait, newspapers reported on Monday.
“If the issue is raised officially, we are ready to discuss it,” visiting Comorian External Affairs Minister Abdulkarim Mohamed said, when asked if his country was ready to receive Kuwait’s stateless, known as bidoons.
“Yes, it is something we are ready to do if officially requested by the Kuwaiti government,” he said, cited by Al-Anbaa newspaper.
More than 110,000 bidoons have been living in Kuwait for decades claiming the right to citizenship in the oil-rich emirate and the generous welfare benefits that accompany it.
But the government says only 34,000 qualify for consideration for citizenship and the rest are economic migrants from neighboring countries or their descendants without any solid claim.—Agencies

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