(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry Abdulmohsen Al-Madaj described outcome of his visit to the Czech Republic as "successful," saying he held "constructive" meetings with senior state officials to boosting economic and trade ties.
Speaking to KUNA, Al-Madaj said he held "important" talks with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs Martin Tlapa on means of cementing trade and economic relations.
"This visit has opened the doors wide open for economic cooperation between the two countries," said Al-Madaj.
He said Kuwait was ready to consider Czech contribution to the former's giant development plan.
He said Sobotka expressed desire that the Czech Republic play a leading economic role in Kuwait, particularly in the development plan.
Al-Madaj, meanwhile, said he and Sobotka discussed waiving the visa of the GCC citizens.
Sobotka said visa waiver was to be decided by members of the European Union (EU), noted Al-Madaj, but the prime minister said he would consider possibility of extending visa permits for Kuwaiti patients for more than three months.
The Kuwaiti official said he and Sobotka also discussed the Syrian humanitarian crisis and the Kuwaiti contributions to alleviate suffering of the Syrian people.
Kuwait "is playing a clear and solid role in offering humanitarian aid either inside Syria or outside the country ...," he said.