ROME, Feb 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Schengen waiver bid and bilateral Kuwaiti-Italian relations featured high on the discussions of visiting Kuwaiti lawmakers and their Italian counterparts on Thursday.
The Schengen visa waiver was on top of the issues discussed during the meeting with members of the Italian Chamber of Deputies' Foreign and European Affairs Committee, Kuwaiti lawmaker Usama Al-Shaheen told KUNA following the meeting.
He noted that they urged Italian peers to accelerate the procedures to approve Kuwait's bid and give Kuwaitis a visa waiver on a par with that given citizenry of other Arabian Gulf countries.
The deeply-rooted bilateral relations which date back to 1964 was also tackled, he said, expressing satisfaction about the meeting outcome.
Al-Shaheen added they had shed lights on the Kuwait's role in promoting world peace and security and supporting needy people across the world.
For her part, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies' Foreign and European Affairs Committee Marta Grande welcomed the Kuwaiti lawmakers and described Kuwait as a close and trusted ally.
She also highlighted the effective cooperation between the two countries within the Global Coalition to Defeat IS\Daesh and the NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative.
Grande renewed appreciation to Kuwait for the one million euros donation to furnish a hospital in Italian central town of Norcia following the 2016 devastating quake. (end)