Kuwaiti Amir begins US historic visit

Washington: The Amir HH Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s current visit to Washington is historic both in the timing and the level of the accompanying delegation, said the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Washington Shaikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

This visit also comes at a very delicate time due to the challenges and crises in the Arab region, he told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

He pointed that the visit comes upon an invitation from US President Donald Trump last February shortly after his inauguration. The ambassador added that HH the Amir is accompanied by a high-level official and business delegation. Moreover, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Kuwait’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry would hold a first-of-its-kind Kuwaiti-US economic forum in Washington on Friday in conjunction with His Highness the Amir’s visit, Sheikh Salem said.

He disclosed that Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh would head the Kuwaiti side at the forum, which would bring together a plethora of Kuwaiti and American officials and businesspeople to discuss efforts to remove obstacles to joint investments as well as make use of the available investment opportunities.

He pointed out that HH the Amir and US President Donald Trump’s talks on Thursday would build on the outcome of their talks on the sidelines of the Gulf-American Summit in Riyadh last May.

The talks would also be a continuation of the fruitful consultation between the two leaders and a reflection of the strength of friendship bonds linking the two nations, the ambassador said.

He clarified that the talks would tackle bilateral relations and regional and international developments of mutual concern.

The cooperation in the fight against terror would be top on the summit’s agenda, he said, adding that Kuwait is a main partner to the US in the war on terror.

The Ambassador stated that second round of strategic Kuwaiti-US dialogue would be held in Washington on Friday.

First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Shaikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah would head Kuwait’s side in the event which is meant to push political, military, security, trade and culture cooperation to new high, he said.

This historic visit signals the start of new chapter in bilateral relations as the leaders of the two countries are seeking to lay foundations for a more developed relations in the coming 25 years, he concluded

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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