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Embassy following up on Kuwaiti kidnapping in Manila
August 26, 2013, 11:28 am

While confirming media reports that a Kuwaiti citizen has been kidnapped in the Philippines, the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the country Walid Al-Kanderi told KUNA, Monday, the embassy is liaising with the authorities and keeping up with developments.

Al-Kanderi said that since Sunday, upon directives by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah and Foreign Undersecretary Ambassador Khalid Al-Jarallah, the embassy was keeping close contact with the Philippines authorities.
"The embassy is in constant contact with the authorities, and we hope the businessman, kidnapped in Manila, would be found soon and the circumstances of this incident revealed," the Ambassador said.

Meanwhile Kuwaiti media reported, quoting Foreign Ministry sources, that a ransom demand of half a million US dollars has been made for the release of the "well-known businessman" and communicated by the embassy to the authorities.(

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