Kuwait Amir heads to Washington for Trump meeting

Kuwait: His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will head on Wednesday to Washington DC to hold official talks with US President Donald Trump.

The visit to the United States by HH the Amir and his meeting on Thursday with President Trump highlight a shared desire to deepen cooperation for the security of the Gulf region and beyond.

The visit, within the multi-faceted strategic partnership, aims to follow up the existing programs of cooperation and discuss regional and international issues of common concern, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

It gains additional importance given the new challenges in the Gulf region and the two sides’ profound understanding of the crises in the Arab region.

Kuwait and the United States share the desire to stabilise the region through political means and realise the right priorities of restoring security and stability and combating terrorism.

The strategic partnership came to the fore following the US spearheading of the international coalition to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion (August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991).

The coalition, put into motion by former US president George H.W. Bush on August 7, 1990, and the US-led military campaign to liberate Kuwait on February 24-28, 1991, constituted a turning point in the Kuwaiti-US relationship.

Since then the relations have been growing and both sides have showed keenness on promoting regional security and economic prosperity and combating terrorism and extremism, the news agency said.

Kuwait is held in high esteem in the US thanks to its growing role in addressing humanitarian disasters and economic problems worldwide as well as promotion of tolerance and coexistence among people with different cultures.

President Trump invited HH the Amir to visit the US in recognition of Kuwait’s status as a model democracy in the region, and the exemplary humanitarian role of HH the Amir.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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