Poland prom­ises to back Kuwait bid for Schen­gen visa waiver: Jar­al­lah

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait’s Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter Khaled Al-Jar­al­lah an­nounced Mon­day that Poland promised to sup­port his coun­try’s ap­pli­ca­tion for ex­empt­ing its na­tion­als will­ing to travel to Schen­gen Area from visa re­quire­ment.

Jar­al­lah made the an­nounce­ment fol­low­ing his meet­ing with head of the for­eign af­fairs com­mit­tee of the Pol­ish par­lia­ment who is in charge of the EU af­fairs, and a num­ber of Pol­ish MPs. The talks with the Pol­ish side fo­cused on the visa pol­icy of the Schen­gen Area and Kuwait’s bid for visa waiver as well as sev­eral bi­lat­eral is­sues, he said.

The Pol­ish side in the meet­ing af­firmed sup­port to grant­ing the Kuwaiti na­tion­als visa-free ac­cess to the 26 mem­bers of the Area “as early as pos­si­ble,” the Kuwaiti of­fi­cial re­vealed. He high­lighted the im­por­tance of par­lia­men­tary co­op­er­a­tion and visit ex­changes be­tween the Kuwaiti and Pol­ish MPs, com­mend­ing the role of the par­lia­men­tary friend­ship com­mit­tee in this re­gard. The talks also dealt with the friendly re­la­tions and the prospects of co­op­er­a­tion in such ar­eas as en­ergy, in­vest­ment, health, ed­u­ca­tion and de­fense, Jar­al­lah went on. Poland seeks ac­cred­i­ta­tion for its univer­si­ties in Kuwait, he said, not­ing that many Eu­ro­pean and US stu­dents, en­rolled at such ad­vanced univer­si­ties, wish to pur­sue their study in Kuwait and other GCC mem­ber states. Jar­al­lah noted that Kuwaiti mil­i­tary of­fi­cers are be­ing trained at Pol­ish mil­i­tary col­leges, voic­ing hope for ex­pand­ing the de­fense co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries.

Deputy For­eign Min­is­ter Khaled Al-Jar­al­lah

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