Kuwait delegation includes first woman parliamentarian

Vice President Alfio Piva Mesén dons Middle Eastern dress as he welcomes the Kuwait delegation. Casa Presidencial photo

A delegation of legislators from Kuwait are in town, including Masouma Almubarak, who is the first woman to be elected to the national governmental body.

The visitors met with Alfio Piva Mesén, one of the country’s two vice presidents, and then visited lawmakers in the Asamblea Legislative, mainly members of the Comisión Permanente Especial de Relaciones Internacionales y Comercio Exterior.

Jeannette Ruiz Delgado, who heads the committee here, noted that the visit provided an opportunity to have closer ties with the Middle Eastern country.

The lawmakers from Kuwait were seeking Costa Rica’s backing so it could win a seat on the U.N. economic commission.

Ms. Ruiz said that Costa Rica has a lot to learn from Kuwait in terms of education, culture and macroeconomic vision because it has a high per capita income.

Some 16 lawmakers form part of a Costa Rican-Kuwait friendship committee.

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