Reuters STEPHANIE MCGEHEE
Kuwaiti media quoted an “informed security source” that the authorities had allowed citizens of both the Emirates and Bahrain, whose passports had entry or exit stamps from Israel, to enter Kuwait.
The Kuwaiti newspaper, Al-Anbaa, quoted a source in the General Administration of Ports in the country, on Tuesday, as saying that there is an agreement between the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in this regard that guarantees the movement of their citizens between them, and Kuwait has nothing to do with any bilateral agreements concluded by any Gulf state, even with Israel, given that this Its own affair.
He added, “According to the Gulf agreement, any Gulf citizen has the right to enter Kuwait with the passport of his home, even if he has an entry and exit stamp for Israel.”
He pointed out that there are many Americans and Europeans who enter the country with passports that have previously entered Israel with these passports.
The source added that “Kuwait has no relationship with any bilateral relations concluded by Gulf states,” stressing that “any Emirati or Bahraini citizen who has entered Israel, who is a citizen of one of the two Gulf countries that signed two peace agreements with Israel, is entitled to enter Kuwait.”
And some Kuwaiti officials have previously said that the country’s authorities prevent anyone who has a passport with a stamp or a visa to enter its territory.
On September 15th in Washington, the UAE and Bahrain concluded agreements to normalize relations with Israel, in a step that allowed the citizens of the two countries to travel to it and allowed the Israelis to visit them.
Source: “alanba” + agencies