Celebrating 60 years of U.S.-Kuwait Diplomatic Relations

On September 23rd, 2021, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Kuwait. The iconic Kuwait Towers were illuminated with our national colors, in a beautiful display representing the friendship between our countries. We invited Kuwaiti alumni of exchange programs between Kuwait and the U.S. to join us …

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Visit to Kuwait

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on September 8 in Kuwait City. The Secretary thanked Kuwait’s leaders for their critical role in supporting the evacuation of U.S. citizens and at-risk Afghans from …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Al-Sabah

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 6, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Kuwait’s generous support and assistance in the safe transit of U.S. citizens, Afghans, and other …

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Readout of Vice President Harris Call with Crown Prince Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah of Kuwait

Vice President Harris spoke today with His Highness, Crown Prince Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah of Kuwait. The Vice President expressed her appreciation for the longstanding friendship between the United States and Kuwait. She also expressed her deep gratitude for the critical role that Kuwait played in supporting the evacuation from Afghanistan of Americans and vulnerable …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Call with Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait

SEPTEMBER 01, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait to express gratitude for Kuwait’s generous support for the evacuation from Afghanistan of American citizens, diplomatic staff from the United States and several partner nations, and vulnerable Afghan nationals.  The President and Emir underscored …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Al-Sabah

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 17, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah.  The Secretary expressed gratitude to the Government of Kuwait for helping to facilitate the transit of U.S. citizens and Embassy Kabul personnel through Kuwait and underscored the …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 29, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today in Kuwait City with His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq al Ghanem, and Foreign …

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Secretary Blinken Travels to Kuwait to Advance Regional Security and Economic Ties

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 28, 2021 Our partnership during the Gulf War laid the foundation for our relationship, and our countries have grown ever closer in the years that have followed.  Today, our educational, cultural, political, and economic ties are stronger than they have ever been.  – Secretary of State Antony J. …

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2021 Trafficking in Persons Report

Today the State Department released its annual Trafficking In Persons report, which you can read here:  https://www.state.gov/reports/2021-trafficking-in-persons-report/kuwait/ . This report is the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the United States’ commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. In 2021, Kuwait maintained its Tier 2 ranking and …

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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Today the State Department released its annual Human Rights Report, which you can read here ( Kuwait – United States Department of State ).  From the time we declared our independence, the United States has strived for the protection of human rights, both at home and abroad.  As close strategic partners, the United States and Kuwait work together to advance human rights …

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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as Prepared for Delivery at the United States Capitol

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew and America has risen to …

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American Citizen Services Newsletter

We are pleased to present our inaugural issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) newsletter, The Diwaniya Digest. Articles in this issue include: A Message from Ambassador Romanowski Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens Recap Consular Services Available Extension of Kuwait Tourist Visas 2020 Elections: Voting from Kuwait Embassy Holiday Calendar Coping with Stress You …

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Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel

President Donald J. Trump, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel spoke today and agreed to the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East. …

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No COVID-19 cases among U.S. Military Individuals in Kuwait

22/04/2020 KUWAIT, April 22 (KUNA) — The US Embassy on Wednesday noted that “contrary to previous press reports, no U.S. military individuals have tested positive for COVID 19 in Kuwait.” In a press release obtained by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the Embassy added “Several contractors who worked at Camp Arifjan have tested positive and are …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Sabah

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad Al Sabah of Kuwait. Secretary Pompeo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Sabah discussed continuing efforts to support Americans and Kuwaitis returning home in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Secretary Pompeo …

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Kuwaiti students in US are part of great tradition of educational cooperation – Envoy

14/04/2020 U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Alina L. Romanowski KUWAIT, April 14 (KUNA) — US Ambassador to Kuwait Alina Romanowski has said that Kuwaiti students in the US, estimated at 12,000, are part of a great tradition of scholarship and educational cooperation between the two friendly countries. “To those students, I send them my greetings and …

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Presidential Proclamation — Travel From Europe

Frequently Asked Questions from American Citizens regarding March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations 1.      Q: I am a U.S. citizen in Europe. Do the March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations prevent me from returning to the United States? A: No. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. For the most …

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U.S. Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski’s Remarks IPR Workshop/Art Exhibition

Assalamu aleykum jemeean.  Abdulaziz, Thank you for the kind introduction. Distinguished guests, good evening.  I would like to thank Reconnaissance Research and the Den Gallery for organizing this important first-ever event. It is a pleasure for me to be here to show my support, and the support of the U.S. Embassy, for Kuwaiti artists. Earlier …

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February 5, 2020: Novel Coronavirus Health Message – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.  No cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus have been identified in Kuwait as of February 5.  The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait will continue to monitor the situation in Kuwait closely. The  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) …

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Discover America Week 2019

Calendar of Events October 30 – November 9, 2019   Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday October 31 8:00 – 10:00 pm: American Barbeque and Music event at the Jumeirah Hotel  * Open to the public Jumeirah is offering 25% discount for American citizens and 30% for American soldier  in Pepper restaurant and Pool BBQ – Reservation is required …

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May 27, 2019: Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS Tax Webinar Series

U.S. Embassy Kuwait Monday, May 27, 2019 In June 2019, the IRS will be hosting a series of webinars to assist U.S. taxpayers living abroad with their tax filing requirements. Details for the upcoming webinars can be found by accessing the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-tax-practitioners Of particular interest to U.S. taxpayers in Kuwait may be a webinar …

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March 7, 2019: Message for U.S. Citizens: Cessation of Issuance of Residence Permit Stickers

Starting March 10, 2019, Kuwaiti authorities will no longer issue residence permit stickers in passports for new and current residents of Kuwait. When applying for a new or renewal residence, Kuwaiti authorities will issue residents a newly-formatted civil identification card to replace the function of the residence permit sticker. After receiving a new civil identification …

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U.S. Secretary of State’s Visit to Kuwait, Third Strategic Dialogue Postponed

Attribution: U.S. Ambassador Lawrence Silverman U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will return to the United States after his meetings in Muscat, Oman. This curtailment of travel is required so that the Pompeo family may attend a family funeral. The Secretary very much looks forward to visiting Kuwait to conduct the United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Amman, Cairo, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Muscat, and Kuwait City

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Press Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson January 4, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Amman, Jordan; Cairo, Egypt; Manama, Bahrain; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Muscat, Oman; and Kuwait City, Kuwait January 8-15. The Secretary …

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