US Pres.: US relations with Kuwait "very very powerful"

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) , Wed, Sep 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump on Wednesday described his country's relations with Kuwait as very very powerful and His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a great friend.

"Our relationship and our bilateral relationship is very very powerful, very strong," President Trump in a reply to a question by KUNA during a joint news conference at the Oval Office with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

He described His Highness the Amir as "a very special friend of mine" and expressed admiration of Kuwait and its people.

"First of all I have a great personal relationship with His Highness the Amir," the US President said.

"Kuwait is a place I have known for a long time. I have many friends who live in Kuwait and in Washington and New York that I know and I've known for a long time. They are very fine people".

Trump highlighted the great cooperation between the US and Kuwait in various domains.

"We practice large-scale trade together, investment together, and also, very importantly, the fight against terrorism, and Kuwait has been a great partner".

He affirmed that Kuwait "has made tremendous investments in the United States, and they're buying a lot of equipment, military equipment".

"We appreciate the big purchases you've been making and frankly we're working very hard to bring stability into the Middle East," he remarked. (end) si.ibi