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Vietnam suspends sending workers to Qatar

Political situation sparks concern for over 1,000 nationals in construction, housekeeping

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Buildings are seen on a coast line in Doha, Qatar on June 5.   © Reuters

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Labor-exporting companies in Vietnam have been asked to suspend sending workers to Qatar after other Gulf nations severed diplomatic ties with Doha.

Officials from Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on Thursday told reporters that the suspension will last until new developments in Qatar's situation appear.

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