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US congratulates Kuwait on National Day


Kuwait City, 27 February 2024 (TDI): The Kuwait National Day is observed on February 25 every year. It is a significant holiday where the country celebrates its independence from the British colonial authority.

The US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken offered his congrats to His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saleh and the Kuwaiti people. He said, “We are grateful for our strategic partnership and deep friendship with Kuwait.

The US looks forward to deepening our cooperation under the leadership of the new Emir,” he added.

Furthermore, the Kuwait National Day includes parades, fireworks, cultural activities, and traditional musical performances. It is a four-day long holiday from February 25-February 28.

On these days, schools, businesses, and government offices remain closed. Moreover, it provides an opportunity for families and communities to come together and celebrate the occasion.

The National Day represents Kuwaiti’s struggle and determination to become a sovereign country. There is a deep sense of national pride and honor in their history and culture.

Also Read: Maldives Extends Warm Greetings on Kuwait’s Liberation Day 

US and Kuwait Relations 

The US established its diplomatic ties with Kuwait in 1961 when the latter gained its full independence from the UK colonization. Therefore, the US shares a long history of friendship and cooperation with Kuwait.

The cooperation has its roots in shared values, democratic traditions and institutions. Reportedly, in 1990, when Iraq invaded Kuwait, the US military forces and coalition expelled Iraq in 1991.

The US supports Kuwait in its sovereignty, security, and independence as well as its multilateral diplomatic cooperation to build ties between the Gulf countries. According to reports, the US provides military and defense technical assistance to Kuwait from both foreign military sales and commercial sources.

Lastly, the US personnel assist Kuwait military with training, education, readiness, and war fighting with additional advanced technology.

Hamail Tahir
Hamail Tahir
A student of MPhil in Strategic Studies at National Defence University Islamabad (NDU). She is eager to understand the global changing dynamics and how states use their national interests to acquire regional hegemony. Her focus primarily lies in diplomatic and strategic initiatives during peace and conflict paradigms and can be reached at hamail.tahir@gmail.com

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