He will reach Jeddah early on Wednesday and return to India on Friday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

VK Singh, via a tweet ensured that the government will take all necessary steps to bring back the Indian workers from Saudi Arabia.

‘We will employ all resources 2ensure tht our countrymen in Saudi get adequate supplies. Our citizens anywhere in the world are our priority,’ VK Singh tweeted.


On Saturday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India was making all efforts to bring back the Indian workers rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia and was providing them food in camps. She said the companies concerned had shut their factories and left.

"We can't leave our workers there... We have asked the foreign office to authorise us to bring them (back) from Saudi Arabia," she said.
Earlier, Sushma Swaraj during her speech in Lok Sabha said that the government is making all affords to bring back stranded Indian workers in Saudi Arabia. She also said that she is monitoring the situation on an hourly basis.

Elaborating on the situation, Sushma said, "The payments of the workers are due. So, I have asked the labour office that each one of them will sign a contract. Before the company pays the government's (Saudi Arabia) dues, they should first pay these workers." She said all the formalities will be completed once VK Singh reaches Saudi Arabia.

(With Agency Inputs)

 

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