Kuwait-UK ties highlighted

London: British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said his country intends to sign a new military cooperation agreement with Kuwait.

In an interview with KUNA, ahead of his visit to Kuwait, Fallon said that he would discuss with Kuwaiti officials plans to buttress military cooperation and joint action to overcome security challenges. He pointed out that Britain is ready to expand military training cooperation with Kuwait.

The British Royal Air Force use the same “Eurofighter” aircraft and increasing joint exercises and training would help take military relations to new heights, he said.

He said that the British Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, known as the Red Arrows, would perform a display in Kuwait next month, which reflects the distinguished military relations between the two countries. He reiterated his country’s commitment to the security and stability of Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf region.

During his visit, the British Secretary is expected to hold talks with Kuwait’s Prime Minister HH Shaikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Shaikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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