KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God protect him, received at Bayan Palace Wednesday morning Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah, Secretary of Defense of the United States of America Lloyd James Austin and his accompanying delegation on the occasion of his official visit to the country, where he conveyed to His Highness the Amir, the greetings and appreciation of President Joe Biden, and his wishes for His Highness, and for the people of the State of Kuwait continued progress and prosperity. He also expressed the thanks and appreciation of the United States of America for the humanitarian role of the State of Kuwait in facilitating safe transit for the success of the American evacuation plan from Afghanistan, stressing the firm position of the United States of America in support of the security and stability of the State of Kuwait and always standing by it. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf conveyed his greetings and appreciation to President Joe Biden, and his wishes for continued health and wellness, and for the people of the friendly United States of America further development and growth.
During the meeting, the strong and distinguished bilateral relations between the State of Kuwait and the United States of America and the common aspiration to strengthen and advance them were reviewed, as well as ways to enhance cooperation in various fields and at all levels, refl ecting the depth of the solid relations between the two friendly countries and peoples, and addressing the most prominent issues of common interest and the latest developments. The meeting was attended by senior state officials. Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al- Sabah discussed on Wednesday with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shokry the deep ties between the two countries. This came during their meeting on the sidelines of the 156th session of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level in Cairo to be headed by Kuwait on Thursday. The latest regional and international developments were discussed during the meeting. (KUNA)