Kuwait ready to resume visa waiver talks with the EU: diplomat

Arab tourists enjoy some snow on top of Kitzsteinhorn mountain near Zell am See, Austria, August 30, 2016. Picture taken August 30, 2016. (Reuters)

A Kuwaiti diplomat said his country is ready to resume negotiations with the European Commission on exempting Kuwaitis from the Schengen visa, the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported on Wednesday.

Assistant Foreign Minister for Europe Affairs Ambassador Waleed Al-Khubaizi made the statement after meeting with Nicholas Westcott, Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa at the European External Action Service with EU.

Khubaizi said the talks would resume once the commission resolves the issue of influx of illegal immigrants to Europe.

Gulf nationals from Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE can get an electronic visa waiver to visit the UK for up to 6 months for tourism, business, study or medical treatment.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54