The Spanish Embassy has announced that it has issued approximately 8,000 visas during the past four months, reflecting a significant demand for Spanish visas from both citizens and residents of Kuwait. Spanish Ambassador, H.E Miguel Moro Aguiar stated that the consular section of the embassy is intensifying its efforts to meet the growing demand for visas.
Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of a musical event organized by the embassy in collaboration with the National Council for Culture, Arts, and Literature, Spanish Ambassador H.E Aguiar revealed that the embassy expects the visa issuance to reach 30,000 by the end of the year.
He emphasized that Spain is a culturally rich and diverse country that shares historical ties and relationships with various cultures and languages around the world. Thus, they are keen on supporting and enhancing their cultural relations with Kuwait.
He also highlighted that academic links are among the prominent elements of cultural exchange, especially considering that Spain has an exceptional educational system known for its efficiency and global quality.
He noted that currently, the number of Kuwaiti students pursuing their academic education in Spain in various disciplines is around 100 students annually, some of whom receive government scholarships while others are postgraduate students. He expressed his hope for an increase in the number of Kuwaiti students choosing Spain as a study destination, especially given that the Kuwaiti Ministry of Higher Education recognizes approximately 50 universities in Spain.
He highlighted the embassy’s significant focus on cultural activities and commended the fruitful cooperation between the embassy, the National Council for Culture, Arts, and Literature, and the National Library, which has hosted numerous Spanish cultural events that have been well received by attendees and followers.
The musical event, titled “The Guitar and the Violin,” featured two renowned musicians from southern Spain, Armando Orbon and Lorena Fernandez.