WASHINGTON: Kuwait’s Ambassador to the US Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met former US president George H W Bush in College Station, Texas, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Kuwait’s liberation from the Iraqi invasion.
Sheikh Salem said in a statement to KUNA on Saturday that he conveyed to the former president on Thursday the greetings and best wishes of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
“While celebrating the liberation day, Kuwait’s leadership, government and people remember the bold and high-principled stance adopted by Bush the Elder to stand by Kuwait against the brutal Iraqi invasion,” he stressed.
The great US leader was able to win the support of the then Congress over the US-led military coalition to liberate Kuwait, Sheikh Salem said, affirming that Kuwait will remain grateful for the US’ help. Sheikh Salem quoted Bush as saying that he made the right decision in support of the legitimate struggle of the Kuwaiti people against the brutal invasion.
Sheikh Salem and Bush later joined a symposium on the liberation of Kuwait, hosted by the Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A and M University. The Kuwaiti ambassador and former US ambassador to Kuwait Ryan Clark Crocker were among the key speakers at the symposium. — KUNA