His Highness the Amir's visit to US comes in continuation of consultation between close friends - FM

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) , Thu, Sep 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (KUNA) -- 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 reflected the desire of the US investors to strengthen their presence in Kuwait.

"During his meeting with President Trump earlier today, His Highness the Amir affirmed that Kuwait adopted the necessary legislations 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 late this year, to continue the consultations on the issues raised during this summit meeting," he added. (end)