We support Gulf unity: Silverman
KUWAIT CITY, May 28, (KUNA): US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman acclaimed content of the speech of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the occasion of the last 10 days of Ramadan.
This was brought up during an open dialogue organized by the Kuwaiti Journalists Association (KJA) last night in the presence of many writers and media figures. Ambassador Silverman appreciated His Highness the Amir’s speech on the importance of fruitful and constructive cooperation between the legislative and the executive powers to strengthen the state of institutions, rule of law, continuing the desired course of development and reform, completing the consideration of the submitted draft laws, and implement the economic programs aiming at the diversification of national sources of income, and creating productive job opportunities for the young people to participate in pushing forward the wheel of development, and enhancing the non-oil revenues.
His Highness the Amir also said that the Gulf region and preserving achievements within the framework of the GCC is a guarantee against risks and challenges. In his speech, His Highness the Amir confronts the bitter reality of the region, its dangerous dimensions and consequences, and the developments taking place in the region that calls upon its people to realize the current situations and circumstances, be cautious and ready to confront them in order to protect the safety and security of Kuwait. In this context, Ambassador Silverman stressed that the US supports the GCC’s unity as one of the most crucial elements of security and stability in the region and internationally.
Silverman stressed Kuwait’s role in addressing local and regional challenges, pointing to the strategic and historical relations between both sides in various fields. The US and Kuwait continue to enhance the investment and trade environment between them in a way that serves their interests and strengthens bilateral relations, Silverman pointed out.
The US has a long-term view of the region and is keen on its security and stability, he said adding that it is also working to fulfill and preserve obligations. During the open dialogue, the US ambassador addressed a number of issues in the region, including terrorism, the Iranian topic and Middle Eastern issues.
By Fawaz Al-Otaibi