KUWAIT: The Foreign Ministry yesterday summoned the British charge d’affaires to discuss complaints filed by Kuwaitis who have faced difficulties obtaining entry visas to the UK.

The meeting between the Foreign Ministry Acting Undersecretary and Director of Europe Department Walid Ali Al-Khubaizi and Charge d’Affairs at the British embassy Jacky Perkins was part of the friendly ties between the two countries, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry demanded the British embassy to pay attention to the important issue and to investigate the complaints, especially those related to fees and the period of the visas, it added. The ministry called for reducing the fees, saying it will closely follow up developments in the issue. The ministry also tasked the Kuwaiti embassy in Britain to contact the British Foreign Office over these difficulties. — KUNA