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Philippine Ambassador Meets Saudi Human Right Commission President

PR-027-2014

22 February 2014

Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mr. Ezzedin Tago met with H.E. Dr. Bandar Al-Aiban, President of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, on 17 February 2014 at the headquarters of the Commission in Riyadh.

During the meeting, both officials reviewed the results of the recent amnesty granted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and assessed the processes that allowed more than 150,000 Filipinos in Saudi Arabia to correct their status either through transfer of employment or through correction of their work category in their work permit.

Ambassador Tago thanked the Human Rights Commission President Dr. Al-Aiban for the opportunity to give feedback on the amnesty, and he conveyed appreciation to the King and the Saudi government for the amnesty period announced by the King.

Both officials also discussed other issues related the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia.