5,000 visas issued annually to Kuwaitis
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27: The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the State of Kuwait (residential) H.E. Martin Dvoák says the Czech-Kuwaiti relations are deep and become stronger day by day, describing them as historical and “developed at all levels and various fields of cooperation,” pointing out that the two friendly countries have a consensus on many issues at the regional and international levels, reports Al-Anba daily.
In an exclusive interview with the daily, Dvoák pointed out that the two countries have a number of bilateral agreements and memorandums of understanding covering various areas of cooperation and form the legal framework for relations. He said Kuwait has an ambitious development plan (Vision 2035) that reflects the government’s keenness to look ahead and carry an important message, saying Kuwait is on the verge of tremendous development in its infrastructure and the application of modern technology, and added, his country is ready to contribute to its mega projects.
He pointed out that the volume of trade exchange between the two countries does not reflect the potentials available to them, where it does not exceed 100 million dollars, 90% of the total amount of Czech exports. He added his country puts advanced military industries and technology available to Kuwait when requested.
With the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health to increase the number of patients receiving treatment in the Czech Republic, in addition to consultations with higher education to increase the number of Czech universities recognized in Kuwait.
He defined Kuwait’s efforts at the Security Council level as commendable and appreciated by the international community and stressed that the Kuwaiti diplomacy is one of the most important factors to support stability and achieve regional balance, considering Kuwait as one of the most important players in the region in the field of crisis resolution and peace, stressing that his country supports all its initiatives and mediation efforts. He disclosed 5,000 visas are issued annually in easy procedures and does not take more than 3 days for Kuwaitis.