WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (KUNA) - New Kuwaiti Ambassador to the US Jasem Albudaiwi has submitted his credentials to Chief of Protocol of the US State Department Rufus Gifford.
During a reception held at the department, in presence of Assistant State Secretary for Near East Affairs Barbara Leaf, Albudaiwi reiterated that the Kuwaiti political leadership is proud of strategic historical relations with the US.
He also conveyed the greetings of Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, reaffirming mutual willingness to promote bilateral cooperation in all fields, mainly through strategic dialogue.
Speaking to KUNA, the ambassador spoke highly of the elevated level of deep-rooted relations between both friendly countries and peoples, which have been furthered to cover significant strategic cooperation, based on continued fruitful efforts by both countries to ensure international security and stability.
He added that the US is a major destination for Kuwaiti students, patients and tourists, stressing the economic significance of the US to the State of Kuwait as the former hosts the lion's share of the Kuwaiti sovereign wealth fund's investments.
The ambassador pointed out close military and security coordination and cooperation between both countries, reflecting US commitment to ensuring Kuwait's security and stability.
He boasted that Kuwait has great diplomatic and institutional representation in the US, including the embassy in Washington, permanent mission to the UN in New York, two general consulates in Los Angeles and New York, 11 military technical offices, in addition to branches of banks and investment companies.