Kuwait-US reaffirms the need for regional peace during strategic dialogue held in Kuwait city
Kuwait seems hopeful that US peace plan for the Middle East would take into account the regional situation of all parties involved. A statement came recently when Kuwait Foreign Minister was attending a press conference during the visit of US Secretary of State. The two nations concluded the third session of the US-Kuwait strategic dialogue.
Kuwait Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah said, “We hope the plan will take into account the situation in the region and all the relevant parties.” He further added, “We believe the strong relationship between the United States and several countries will lead to an acceptable resolution to all parties and to reaching a political solution that has been long waited for.”
The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s Middle Eastern tour started with a stop-over in Kuwait city. Both Kuwait and the US have been jointly trying to mediate and resolve the animosity between the countries in the region. Reiterating his agenda, Pompeo called for unity and peace in the Gulf region.
Addressing the subject, Pompeo said, “We are all working to find a solution. It’s not in the best interest of the region, not in the best interest of the world. We need Gulf countries all working together on the complex set of challenges that face each of them.”
During the US-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue, the counties are expected to strengthen cooperation in the areas of defence, cybersecurity, and trade.
Out on a 5-day Middle Eastern tour, Pompeo is expected to fly next to Israel and then Lebanon after wrapping up his schedule in Kuwait.