KMCC welcomes the decision to set up UAE consulate in Kerala
9 July, 2011
Dubai: Dubai wing of Kerala Muslim Cultural Center (KMCC) welcomes the UAE government’s decision to set up a consulate in Kerala. The decision will be a huge relief for thousands of Malayali families working in the United Arab Emirates, said the KMCC leaders.
Dubai KMCC president Ibrahim Elettil lauded UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulla Ibnu Sayid Al Nahian and the Union Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, E Ahammed, who led the negotiations on establishing an UAE consulate in Kerala.
The decision will also boost the centuries-long relationship between India and Arab countries. It will help solve the problems of thousands of Keralites, who work in gulf countries. Issues like VISA imitation, sex rackets and other occupational problems could thus be sorted out simply with the consulate in Kerala, KMCC said.
Malabar Expatriates Coordination Council also welcomed the decision to set up a UAE consulate in Kerala. Poor people of the region can save thousands of rupees required to attest marital, death and degree certificates. The UAE consulate in Kerala will also be helpful for poor Malayali families in several other ways, the council said.