WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Foreign Minister and Acting Information Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on Tuesday stressed the significance of Kuwaiti-US strategic dialogue.
The minister made the remark during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following official talks held in Washington.
Sheikh Ahmad Nasser voiced the appreciation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti government and people for the medical plane and health care the US provided for His Highness the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
He also commended US President Donald Trump for granting the late Amir the country's highest military rank, along with relentless US commitment towards Kuwaiti and regional security and bilateral cooperation.
The Kuwaiti minister said next year would see two watershed events, notably the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait and the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kuwait and the US.
"Over the last four years, we have seen progress in all fields and sectors, and six working groups have made much progress in our bilateral relations in the fields of defense, security, economy, education, health and human rights," he said.
He underscored the importance of promoting cooperation between both countries in various realms and sectors amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On his part, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed Kuwait as a key strategic partner of the US in the Middle East, hailing His Highness the late Amir as having made this relationship closer.
He said the US Administration seeks hard to bolster historical bonds between both countries.
He added that he and the Kuwaiti foreign minister had signed a memo of understanding for boosting cooperation in the areas of biomedical research and information exchange.
The US official emphasized that Kuwait and the US are working together to fight today's challenges, including the fight against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). (end)