Ambassador affirms depth of American & Kuwaiti relations

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KUWAIT CITY, April 4: American Ambassador to Kuwait Karen Sasahara recently hosted an Iftar for the local press at her official residence, reports Al-Qabas daily. After breaking the fast with dates and sharing Iftar meal together, the ambassador and local media practitioners shared memories of previous Ramadan celebrations and reminisced over significant milestones in the American-Kuwait relationship. The Iftar also provided an opportunity for meaningful discussion on the media environment in Kuwait and the importance of the press to open societies. Sasahara stated: “Kuwait is an exceptional place with its own culture and heritage. Kuwaitis show me warmth and hospitality everywhere I go, and I am glad to return the favor by welcoming you to my home during Ramadan. I am proud of the educational, cultural and commercial ties between our countries. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together.”

Earlier, Sasahara delivered a speech at the annual Iftar gathering organized by the American Business Council. Also present at the event were Canadian Ambassador Aliya Mawani, Australian Ambassador Melissa Kelly, and several Kuwaiti and American diplomats and businesspersons. In her speech, Sasahara affirmed the depth of the growing relationship between the United States and Kuwait through their shared values, mutual respect, and commitment to work toward prosperity and peace. Sasahara pointed out: “Our bilateral relations continue to flourish, driven by strong economic cooperation, strategic partnership, and a shared vision for a stable and prosperous region.” She added: “Cooperation between the US Embassy and the American Business Council in Kuwait has been instrumental in promoting our common goals and business opportunities that benefit our countries. Together, we will continue to foster an environment conducive to innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable growth, and lay the foundation for a brighter future for all.”

She praised the exemplary role and work of Kuwait Society for the Care of Children in Hospitals and Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospital, as well as their dedication in improving the wards at the hospital to better serve the patients and their families. “We also praise the infl uential programs of the Kuwaiti society for following up issues concerning people with disabilities. Their commitment to serving the needs of the most vulnerable groups among us is a testimony to the generosity and compassion that characterize this society,” she added. “As we break our fast; let us renew our commitment to building bridges of understanding, cooperation, and friendship. Together, we can overcome challenges, seize opportunities and create a brighter future for generations to come,” she concluded.

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