Deputy foreign minister Spyros Kouvelis is due to visit Kuwait on Friday, where he will represent President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias at events marking the 50th anniversary of the country's independence and the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

The deputy minister will take the opportunity to meet with government officials of the emirate, with which Greece has political and economic cooperation.

Kouvelis had visited Kuwait in January 2010.