Kuwait has not banned the sale of Christian religious symbols

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Kuwait City, First Published Jun 18, 2022, 5:27 PM IST

Kuwait City: Kuwait has denied rumors circulating on social media that it has banned the sale of Christian religious symbols, including the cross. Gulf News reports that Saad al-Sayedi, director of the Precious Metals Division at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has said that the sale of the cross, which Christians consider a religious symbol, has not been banned.

He added that the sale of copies of the cross is permissible in Kuwait and that it comes to the country legally. Al-Sayedi explained that it is being checked for a fee and for stamping the administration.

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According to reports, Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sibi George informed India during a meeting with Kuwait’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Fahad Al Sharian that India is ready to supply food items to Kuwait. The Ambassador recalled that Kuwait had supplied 215 MT of oxygen and over a thousand oxygen cylinders to alleviate the oxygen shortage in India during the Kovid period.

Kuwait had made diplomatic efforts to procure wheat from India as the price of wheat in the Kuwaiti market had risen following the export ban imposed by India. Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce Fahad Al-Shariyan had met with Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sibi George to demand that Kuwait be exempted from the export ban.

Last Updated Jun 18, 2022, 5:27 PM IST

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