Kuwait City, 11 February 2023 (TDI): Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Foreign Minister, met with General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, Commander of the Transport Command of the US Armed Forces, to discuss both countries’ close relations.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted the most significant historical landmarks observed over the previous six decades of collaboration and partnership in all binding domains.

Their strategic relations include military and joint ambitions for a more secure and prosperous future.

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General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost expressed her country’s gratitude to the leadership, government, and people of Kuwait for hosting the US armed troops. She reaffirmed the US’s commitment to Kuwait’s security and safety.

They discussed the bilateral relations between the countries. They also reviewed regional and worldwide issues.

Kuwait – United States Relations

The United States and Kuwait have had diplomatic relations since the early 20th century. The US is Kuwait’s Persian Gulf military ally. The two countries enjoy a close political and economic relationship.

After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the US led an international coalition to expel Iraqi soldiers and restore Kuwait’s freedom. Since then, the US has stationed troops in Kuwait and provided defense support.

It has also hosted US military activities in Afghanistan for decades. It has also supported the US campaign against regional terrorism and extremism.

Kuwait and the US have strong economic ties. Kuwait is a substantial financial partner of the United States. American corporations have made significant investments in the country.

Kuwait is one of the world’s top oil producers. It is an actual supplier of petroleum to the US Both countries also collaborate on energy and environmental issues.

The US and Kuwait have significant cultural relations due to each country’s substantial Kuwaiti and American expatriate communities. People and ideas have strengthened the links between the two nations.

They share significant cultural ties, with a substantial Kuwaiti expatriate community in the US and a large American ex-pat community in Kuwait.

Individuals and perspectives have strengthened the links between the two nations. Mutual interests and a commitment to Persian Gulf stability and security underpin the US-Kuwait partnership.