National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim made two separate visits to Tor Vergata Hospital University, where several Kuwaitis are being treated, and the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque of Italy during his trip to Rome on Friday.
Shortly after performing Friday prayers, he was taken on a tour of the cultural centre built in 1995, which he was told is the largest in Europe.
Afterwards, he praised the centre's role in encouraging moderation of thought, acceptance and peace, which he said Islam is characterized by, and in the education of the Muslim community in Italy.
A later visit to the hospital, he said was meant to assess the needs of Kuwaiti nationals receiving treatment at the facility, was described as a "national duty." He said, "we listened closely to their problems, and we are trying to find solutions. We will also aim to deliver their opinions to officials in Kuwait." For his part, parliament member Yousef Al-Zalzalah praised the level of healthcare being given to the Kuwaiti patients at the Italian hospital.