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Kuwait, US share common vision on regional, int’l issues: Foreign Minister

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah speaks during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at Kuwait’s foreign ministry headquarters in Kuwait City yesterday. – Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah affirmed yesterday that Kuwait and United States share common vision in regards of regional and international issues. Sheikh Ahmad Nasser, in a joint press conference with the visiting US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, said “We were honored this morning by meeting His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.”

He recalled that this year marked the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two friendly countries, as well as the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait. Sheikh Dr Ahmad Al-Nasser expressed interest in the fifth round of the strategic dialogue between US and Kuwait to exchange experiences in COVID-19 regarding its control and all aspects related to vaccines. He referred to topics addressed with Blinken relating to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

In the meantime, Sheikh Dr Ahmad affirmed Kuwait’s firm support for the Arab and international resolutions that stipulates a two-state solution to the Palestinian issue. Sheikh Dr Ahmad spoke about Palestinian struggle that has lasted for 73 years so far, as well as expressing gratitude for the US administration’s stance to stop the recent Zionist aggression on Gaza. In response to a question about the normalization with the Zionist entity, he indicated that normalization is a sovereign decision of states, and each state has its own sovereignty in this regard.

Great leadership
Meanwhile, Blinken said that Kuwait had shown great leadership in resolving regional crises. The American official pointed out that the US feels proud in its friendship with Kuwait, and its determination to strengthen the relationship on all levels. He praised Kuwait’s efforts in backing peace and international security in the region, pointing out that Kuwait is a vital partner in ending the war in Yemen.

“We have appointed a special envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, to lead our diplomatic affairs to end the war, and he is working hard. It is up to the Houthis to show good intentions to end this war,” he added. On the same matter, he expressed appreciation to Saudi Arabia’s efforts in reaching that goal, and showed commitment to supporting Saudi’s security. – KUNA

 

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