Officials weigh modalities for embassy visa issuance

KUWAIT: Officials of the ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs yesterday discussed the implementation of a decision by the Minister of Interior to empower Kuwaiti diplomatic missions abroad to issue visit visas according to specific procedures. The officials, who examined Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah’s resolution, discussed terms, rules and required documents for implementing the above-mentioned decision, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports.

The meeting, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior, was attended by Interior Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship Affairs and Passports, Sheikh Faisal Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, officials representing the Foreign Ministry and the DGIP. Maj Gen Faisal Al-Nawaf explained to the Foreign Ministry officials the objectives and dimensions of the resolution, basically designed to facilitate visits to Kuwait. Brigadier Adnan Al-Kanderi, the DGIP Director General, shed light on the benefits of the resolution, designed to deal with emergency, necessary situations, boost businesses and tourism. The Foreign Ministry officials on their part, pondered some procedural and legal aspects of the issue. Regular meetings will be held between the two ministries for further coordination.

GCC chief judges
In another development, Chief judges of GCC supreme and cassation courts yesterday recommended forming a permanent committee. The senior judges proposed setting up such a commission, grouping legal experts, to examine topics and proposals, pending referral to their next meeting. They also proposed, at conclusion of their meeting, hosted by Kuwait, holding a meeting at the level of assistants and deputies, to prepare agenda of the next regular meeting of the senior judges. The GCC judges discussed during their meeting several judicial issues, including cyber crimes, copy rights, upgrading the judiciary and setting up an electronic encyclopedia encompassing principles and rules of the supreme and cassation courts. —Agencies

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