Kuwait democracy ‘active’, says Letta

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 20, (KUNA): Italian former prime minister Enrico Letta described democracy in Kuwait as being “active.” Letta made this remark on Wednesday to the press following a lecture he delivered at Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah diplomatic center.

Letta expressed hope that the upcoming parliamentary election will run smoothly and that the new parliament will see eye-to-eye on many issues with its European peers. Letta, who is currently the Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po in Paris, said he believed in regional completeness where everyone strives to work to meet the same goals.

He pointed out that the Schengen visa will be still a requirement for GCC citizens to enter Europe, noting that there will be no cancelation for it because Europe is overcrowded with refugees and burdens with immigration issues. These challenges might drive European leader to “build up wall or even shut doors” to protect its security. Letta also touched on the EU-GCC relations where he said that stronger ties should between the two bodies, especially after Brexit. He added that EU-GCC should establish more cooperation on the security and defense fronts.

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