British parliamentarian praises Kuwaiti-UK ties

KUWAIT, Jan 31 (KUNA) — Chairman the UK All Party Parliamentary Group and member of British Conservatives Party Dr. Phillip Lee praised on Sunday the bilateral relations between Kuwait and Britain describing the ties as “strong and historic.” After meeting the head of Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee MP Kamel Al-Awadhi at the National Assembly, Lee spoke to the press saying that this visit is aiming to reinforce the relations between the two countries, especially on the 55th anniversary of Kuwait’s independence from Britain, and the 25th anniversary of Kuwait’s Liberation “in which the British forces took a significant part.” And about the Syrian Refugee cause, he mentioned that Britain plans to receive 20,000 Syrian refugees, mostly orphan children.
He said Britain is pleased to host the fourth donors’ conference for Syria in London this week, with co-host from Kuwait, noting that Britain is playing a big role currently as the second largest donor in the region, helping Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. Meanwhile, member of the British Labour Party Kevan Jones talked about the British visa for Kuwaitis, saying that easing the visa procedures is a very important step, due to the large flow of Kuwaitis visiting Britain for different reasons. (end) sss.hjb