HH’s visit to US comes in continuation of consultation between close friends: FM
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (KUNA): Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim commended on Thursday the results of the recent visit by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Washington DC and his meeting with US President Donald Trump. In a press release, Al-Ghanim said that “discussions between His Highness the Amir and President Trump did not only focused on bolstering ties within the political and economic domains, it also included other prominent issues such as the status quo in the GCC region, the war in Yemen, the Palestinian cause, and amongst topics.” He added that Trump’s description of Kuwait as “great partner” was evident of Kuwait’s vital role in mediating regional issues of paramount importance.
It was very important to coordinate efforts between the US and Kuwait to reach fruitful solutions to problems facing the world, said Al-Ghanim who affi rmed that the visit was another milestone in the American-Kuwaiti relations. Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al- Hamad Al-Sabah said Wednesday the visit to Washington by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah coincides with challenging conditions in the region and the world, which require coordination with our friends and allies.
“The summit talks between His Highness the Amir and President Donald Trump dealt with the bilateral ties that date back to early last century and grow steadily in accordance with the previously set chart and timetable,” he said in statements to KUNA and Kuwait TV. “The agenda of His Highness the Amir’s visit to Washington included the signing of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in vital areas, including customs, communication and security,” Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled pointed out.
On the meeting between His Highness the Amir and heads of leading US companies, he said the meeting refl ected the desire of the US investors to strengthen their presence in Kuwait. “During his meeting with President Trump earlier today, His Highness the Amir affi rmed that Kuwait adopted the necessary legislation to improve the investment atmosphere and expressed desire to increase the number of US companies operating in Kuwait,” he noted.
“The summit talks reviewed regional issues, including the Gulf dispute, the relations with Iran, the Middle East peace process, and the situations in Yemen, Syria and Libya. “The talks also dealt with the joint efforts in the framework of the international coalition against terrorism,” Sheikh Sabah Al- Khaled went on. “We look forward to the next round of the strategic dialogue with the United States, due to be hosted by Kuwait later this year, to continue the consultations on the issues raised during this summit meeting,” he added.