“The Kuwaiti and Saudi nationals will be able to use smart cards to enter each other’s country through the official crossing points in line with the travel laws and their executive statutes.

“Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have signed yesterday an agreement allowing their nationals to use smart ID cards instead of passports to cross the joint borders. The deal will take force only one month after being signed by Kuwaiti Minister of Interior Lt-Gen (rtd) Sheikh Jaber Al-Khaled Al-Sabah and Saudi Arabia’s Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Prince Nayif Bin-Abdulaziz Al-Saud.”

This line kinda cracked me up:

“The deal will greatly facilitate the movement of citizens of the t
wo sisterly countries; it sets example for what the ties between neighbors should be

It “sets” an example? You mean in the middle east right? coz europe have been setting countless examples for the past 30 years, and the travel between 2 ‘sisterly’ countries thingi have been set a long time ago.

Anyway. I’m so happy about this piece of news!


Thanks Khalid


This entry was posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 10:15 am

3 Responses to “Smart ID Cards for Kuwaiti-Saudi Borders”

  1. help me says:

    السلام عليكم

    تحية طيبة اخواني وخواتي بالبلوق
    الموضوع الي بقوله اكيد غريب والكل راح يستغرب منه
    لان موضوع مساعدة شخص وتدرون بالديرة كلها واسطات بواسطات
    الموضوع ومافيه شخص يدور واسطة (ولو بمقابل مادي) وارجو من صاحب المدونة لا تلغي الموضوع لان والله العظيم (في حياة وممات اكررها يا اخوان فيها حياة او ممات )هالشخص وامه وابوه كبار بالسن وماله احد يرعاهم ومرضى بالقلب والعظام
    وياريت واتمنى من الجميع الي يقدر يتفاعل بالموضوع لانه اول شي في تفريج كرب انسان الي يقدر يساعد لوجه الله او بمقابل مادي يتفضل وارجو كل الرجاء لا تلغي الموضوع وياريت لو يسمحون لي اضيف الايميل للتواصل او طريقة تواصل للي يبي يساعد
    او يعرف الموضوع وبشكل عام الموضوع للاشخاص الي لهم معارف بوزارة الداخلية واكررها يا اخوان والله العظيم ثم والله العظيم الموضوع في حياة وممات شخص لان كل الابواب والطرق سلكه اخونا ونشرته موضوعه بالجريدة بعد وللحين محد رد عليه وما لقينا الا الواسطة ندورها ولو بمقابل مادي لدرجة مستعد يقدم كليته للي يساعده بهالموضوع
    كلي رجاء يا اخوان تهتمون وبأسرع وقت

  2. a. says:

    Not such a good thing. Before you only see some Saudi’s in kuwait, now you’ll see plenty. That is because most don’t have passports. Those who don’t have any is because it expensive to issue one in KSA. It definitely doesn’t cost our mere 2 or 5 KWD. Now you’ll see Saudis coming here every other weekend. More traffic, more people at the avenues. I know my saudi friends go to bahrain for the movies/food and shopping fa imagine what our already overcrowded malls/restaurants/cinemas will turn out to be.

    Besides people min il5aleej esp. KSA (bc its the nearest) never pay their tickets at the boarders, they just refuse to. Either they pay or stay out.

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