During a press conference at the French embassy, France’s Ambassador to Kuwait Marie Masdupuy said on Sunday that Kuwait’s diplomacy has always been balanced in its relations with other countries around the world. Ambassador Masdupuy noted that Kuwait’s role through its membership in the UN Security Council was “very critical” as its schedule was extremely busy in dealing with many issues.
Masdupuy added Kuwait attached great importance to resolving many regional and international issues and stressed that her country shares Kuwait’s goals in achieving stability and peace in the region and the world.
The ambassador also pointed out the continuous development of bilateral relations between Kuwait and France in various fields, including the military, namely joint training and maintenance, in accordance with the agreements concluded between the two countries.
Regarding the exemption of Kuwaitis from the Schengen visa, she said that there is an ongoing effort, and that her country is working with partners regarding the exemption of Kuwaitis, indicating that this will soon be on the agenda in the meetings of countries involved in Brussels. She noted that the French embassy in Kuwait issued from 50,000 to 55,000 visas annually, and mentioned that flights between the two countries increased from four flights a week to daily flights.