Kuwait MPs, Albania officials hold crucial meeting in Tirana

KUWAIT: The delegation of Kuwait-Albania parliamentary friendship met on Friday with Besart Kadia, deputy minister of Europe and foreign affairs for economic diplomacy, in Tirana, the capital of Albania. During the meeting, head of the delegation MP Mohammad Al-Mutairi expressed hope that Albania, which is a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, would back Kuwait’s stance on the convention on the regulation of maritime navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah signed between Kuwait and Iraq in 2012.

Iraq’s court has recently ruled that the convention is unconstitutional, although the country’s parliament endorsed it. The accord was then submitted to the UN. Kuwait always reiterates the respect for international commitments and the principles of good neighborliness, he said. He expressed hope that Albania would support Kuwait’s nomination for UN Human Rights Council membership from 2024–2026.

Kuwaiti MPs meet members of Albanian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. – KUNA photos

Meanwhile, Kadia called for backing Albania’s nomination for the same post in October, referring to the commercial and investment opportunities of his country in all domains, including tourism. The delegation includes MPs Adel Al-Damghi, Osama Shahin, and Falah Al-Hajri. Charge de ‘affairs at Kuwait’s Embassy to Albania Ambassador Khaled Al-Shami and First Secretary Adnan Al-Ghonaim attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, Kuwait-Albanian Parliamentary Friendship, headed by Mohammad Al-Mutairi, met with the chairman and members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Albanian Parliament in the Albanian capital, Tirana. During the meeting, both sides assured the strength of bilateral relations, which have lasted for 55 years, as each parliament will continue to direct efforts for further cooperation in all fields.

The tourism cooperation was also discussed during the meeting, which was chaired by Albanian MP Blend Klosi, where he emphasized that the opening of a direct flight line this summer between Kuwait and Albania to attract tourists was successful. He added that he is looking forward to next year’s tourism season, hoping Parliamentarians will seek to push for the cancellation of entry visas for Albanians visiting Kuwait, similar to his country’s decision in 2015 to exempt Kuwaiti citizens from entry visas. – KUNA

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