Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 19, 2020 Today, I was honored to convene the Trump Administration’s third meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, a cabinet-level entity that consists of 20 agencies across the federal government responsible for coordinating U.S. efforts to combat all forms of human trafficking. I was …

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Remarks at a Tribute to the Memory of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait

Ambassador Kelly Craft Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York October 13, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. It is a solemn honor to join with so many others today in paying tribute to His Highness Sheikh Sabah. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and to the …

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AMB Romanowski’s Congratulatory Statement to the New Crown Prince

I congratulate Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on his nomination to serve as Kuwait’s next Crown Prince. I wish him every success in his important new role under HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s leadership. The United States looks forward to strengthening its relationship with Kuwait under the country’s new leadership. Our two …

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President Donald J. Trump is Awarding the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander

Today, President Donald J. Trump is awarding the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait. A leader in the Middle East for decades, the Amir has been a truly unwavering friend and partner to the United States.  He provided indispensable support to …

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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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Headline: A/S Schenker Hails Ties Between U.S., Kuwait

US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker praised on Sunday the strong and strategic relations between the US and the State of Kuwait, expressing his admiration for Kuwait’s stance on regional and global issues and the continuous coordination between the two friendly countries.  Schenker made the remarks, in a press videoconference …

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Assistant Secretary David Schenker’s Travel to Kuwait, Qatar, and Lebanon

Assistant Secretary of State for  Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker will travel to Kuwait, Qatar, and Lebanon August 28 – September 4, 2020.  In Kuwait, he will meet with Foreign Minister Ahmad al-Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq al-Ghanem, and the American Chamber of Commerce to discuss Gulf unity, regional security, and economic cooperation. …

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S/R for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook Traveled to Tunisia, Qatar, and Kuwait to Discuss Extending the UN Arms Embargo on Iran

On July 24-26, Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook traveled to Tunisia, Qatar, and Kuwait to discuss extending the UN arms embargo on Iran, which is scheduled to expire on October 18, 2020.   In Tunisia, Special Representative Hook met with Foreign Minister Noureddine Erray.  He discussed the range of threats Iran …

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Celebrating the 231st Anniversary of the U.S. Department of State

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 27, 2020 Today, the U.S. Department of State celebrates its 231st anniversary as the nation’s first executive agency. This milestone is an opportunity to reflect on the essential role of U.S. diplomacy in advancing the interests, security, and economic prosperity of the American people. I commend the State Department team for their …

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30th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 26, 2020 Thirty years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law.  The ADA broke down barriers to access and opportunity, enabling millions of Americans with disabilities to utilize their talents and skills and contribute to strengthening this country.  Now Americans with disabilities have the right to access the same …

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Statement on U.S./Iraq/GCC Cooperation

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council. Begin Text: The Government of Iraq, Gulf Cooperation Council, and United States have renewed their full support for the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) project to connect the …

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Americans in Kuwait: US Ambassador Discusses how Embassy Serves US Citizens in Kuwait

By Jamie Etheridge  KUWAIT: There are around 30,000 American citizens living and working in Kuwait, yet many are unaware of the services their embassy provides. In an interview with US Ambassador to Kuwait Alina L Romanowski, Kuwait Times asks about the services Americans can avail and what they can do for more information in times …

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New Humanitarian and Health Assistance Bolsters U.S. Leadership in Response to COVID-19

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The American people’s generosity remains unmatched in the global fight against COVID-19. The Department of State and USAID are providing an additional $208 million in new humanitarian and health assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by this deadly virus. …

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Ambassador Romanowski to Al-Anba: “The Futrure of Kuwaiti Students at U.S. Universities is Secure”

How positive or negative are the recent ICE decisions concerning Kuwaiti students in the US? The COVID-19 crisis has created a lot of challenges and uncertainties, and the U.S. government is trying to do what it can to protect public health while still welcoming international students.  To accommodate international students during this difficult time, U.S. …

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U.S. Embassy Press Release- New ICE Student Visa Guidance

Student visas are an important priority for U.S. Embassy Kuwait, and we are proud of the success Kuwaiti students have had at U.S. academic institutions. We appreciate the patience of students and their families during this extraordinary time. Guidance from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement indicates that students enrolled under a fully online program at an …

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Ambassador Romanowski Discusses a Wide Range of Bilateral and Regional Issues with Al-Nahar Newspaper

Visa Issues The recent suspension of certain work visas for overseas hires will not have a significant impact on applicants from Kuwait since very few people in Kuwait apply for these types of visas.  The tourist, business, exchange, and student visas most people use to travel to the U.S. are not affected. Although the Embassy …

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Ambassador Romanowski Discusses the CT 2019 & TIP 2020 Reports with Al-Anba Newspaper

• According to the Country Reports on Terrorism 2019, the ongoing Gulf dispute had a negative impact on countering Iran’s threats. Does Iran still pose a threat to countries in the region?  The Iranian regime continues to foment violence, both directly and through proxies, in Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Iran views the …

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Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski’s Interview with Al-Rai Newspaper on the Caesar Act & COVID-19

Caesar Act  As the US Caesar Act comes into force, imposing sanctions on governments and individuals who deal with the Syrian regime, to what extent will this affect your relations with ally countries who currently enjoy economic and strategic relations with the Syrian regime, including the GCC countries and Kuwait? The Syrian conflict not only …

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Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski’s Interview with Al-Anba Newspaper on the Caesar Act, GCC Rift, Kuwait’s Diplomacy, & Religious Freedom

What’s your latest information on the GCC reconciliation efforts, and how effective is the U.S.-Kuwaiti mediation which was recently announced by the Qatari FM? Since the beginning of the Gulf dispute over three years ago, Kuwait, under HH the Amir’s leadership, has demonstrated thoughtful and sustained leadership in working towards unity among GCC countries.  A …

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Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski Discusses WHO, COVID-19 and US-Kuwait Relations with Al-Anba Newspaper

What’s the reason behind recent tensions between the US and WHO? President Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the WHO because of  its mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic.  The WHO lacks the structure to ensure accurate information and transparent data sharing from members, which makes it vulnerable to misinformation and political influence. …

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Working Together and Doing Our Best in a Time of Crisis: Ambassador Romanowski’s First 100 Days in Kuwait

Ramadan Kareem! Just about 100 days ago, I arrived in Kuwait as the U.S. Ambassador, eager to begin our next chapter in the long partnership between our countries.  My most memorable moment from those first days was when I presented my credentials to His Highness the Amir.  While we discussed many issues, our conversation focused …

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The U.S. Is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine

As outlined in its recent Action Plan, the United States is bringing together the brightest minds in U.S. government agencies, the private sector, universities, and overseas partners to develop vaccines and therapeutic interventions to protect the world from COVID-19.  The United States is using its G7 Presidency to catalyze the power and resilience of the …

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U.S. air-quality monitoring protects people worldwide

U.S. embassies are monitoring air pollution in dozens of cities around the world and disseminating air-quality data in real-time. This information allows citizens to protect themselves from air pollution, a leading cause of death. As the United States celebrates air-quality improvements in American cities during Air Quality Awareness Week, May 4–8, the U.S. State Department …

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World Press Freedom Day

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski congratulates the journalists and media professionals of Kuwait. The #COVID-19 pandemic has made accurate and timely news even more critical. She also commends the Kuwaiti press for keeping us informed during these challenging and uncertain times.

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U.S. Embassy Kuwait commends the Kuwaiti Government for making significant improvements to its intellectual property protection and enforcement regime

These improvements are recognized in the United States Trade Representative’s 2020 Special 301 report published on April 29, 2020. The Special 301 Report is an annual study of global intellectual property protection and enforcement systems.  The 2020 report removes Kuwait from the Priority Watch List – a very important achievement.  Kuwait remains on the Watch …

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On the Occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, I extend my best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of introspection, service, and compassion. In the United States, under normal circumstances, many mosques, homes, and community centers …

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On the Occasion of Kuwait’s National Day

02/25/2020 03:09 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the American people, I offer best wishes and congratulations to all Kuwaitis on your National and Liberation Day. Twenty-nine years ago, our countries fought together to liberate Kuwait during the Gulf War.  Today, our strategic partnership is a source of strength, stability, …

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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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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot:  this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush.  Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our nation in the Oval Office, President Bush was one of America’s most consequential …

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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 23, 2018 Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The United States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women …

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U.S. and Kuwait Security Forces Conclude Crisis Response Exercise (INVINCIBLE SENTRY 2018)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (With Photos)   Press Release U.S. and Kuwait Security Forces Conclude Crisis Response Exercise (INVINCIBLE SENTRY 2018) Kuwait City, Kuwait – On Thursday, August 16, approximately 400 U.S. military personnel and 362 Kuwaiti Security Forces concluded Invincible Sentry 2018 (IS 18), a crisis response exercise conducted by th e U.S. Central Command in coordination …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 15, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ On Tuesday, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Kuwait’s strong partnership and longtime friendship with the United States. …

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U.S. and Kuwait Security Forces Conduct Crisis Response Exercise (Invincible Sentry 2018)

Kuwait City, Kuwait – Approximately 400 U.S. military personnel will join Kuwaiti Security Forces August 9–16 for Invincible Sentry 2018 (IS 18), a crisis response exercise conducted by U.S. Central Command, in coordination with other U.S. government agencies and the Government of Kuwait. An exercise consisting of simulated scenarios to facilitate a coordinated partner response to transnational …

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Congratulations to Kuwaiti Graduates!

By Lawrence R. Silverman, U.S. Ambassador to the State of Kuwait As the academic year draws to a close, I want to congratulate students graduating from U.S. universities— Alf mabrook, Class of 2018!  And congratulations to the parents who encouraged and supported you throughout your academic career and helped you reach this point. You earned …

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White House Response to Recent Media Reports on U.S.-Kuwaiti Relationship

A senior White House official said Friday that, White House Senior Advisor Mr. Jared Kushner and Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah “had a very positive meeting at the White House and exchanged views about the Middle East peace process. After the scheduled 30 minutes, Jared had to excuse …

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US Embassy Kuwait Calls for 2018/2019 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program Applications

The Embassy of the United States in Kuwait calls on Kuwaiti nationals, early career English language teachers, and recent graduates of journalism, mass media, or American or English literature programs to apply for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. The Embassy is accepting applications until September 3, 2017. The FLTA Program is a …

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Joint Statement of the First Kuwait-U.S. Strategic Dialogue

United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue: “Advancing a Broad Vision of Bilateral Cooperation” U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah co-chaired the first-ever U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue on October 21, 2016, in Washington, DC. This dialogue is expected to shape the work of our two …

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Linden U.S. University Fair

The Linden U.S. University Fair will be held at the Marina Hotel in Salmiya on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Press Attaché Heather Ward will provide opening remarks. The fair, organized by Linden Education Services in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy, will host representatives from several universities throughout the United States. U.S. Embassy …

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U.S. Embassy Press Statement on Attempted Terrorist Attack of Thursday October 6, 2016

The U.S. Embassy is concerned by what appears to have been a deliberate attack on U.S. service members involved in a traffic incident with a third-country national on October 6. The Embassy is in close contact with the Government of Kuwait regarding the incident, has received the full support of the Kuwaiti authorities, and is …

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Our Ocean Kuwait Photography Contest 2016 (Official Photo Contest Rules)

Contest Sponsors Our Ocean Kuwait Photography Contest 2016 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Embassy Kuwait. Description of Contest Objectives This contest for amateur photographers aims to increase environmental awareness on the key ocean topics of our time, particularly that of “sustainable fisheries,” one of the 2016 Our Oceans Conference themes. (See the …

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Record Numbers of Kuwaiti Travelers Set To Enter the United States in 2016

The Embassy of the United States in Kuwait is pleased to announce that more Kuwaitis have visited America in 2016 so far than any other year on record.  In 2016, Kuwaiti travelers have entered the United States over 75,000 times as of September 1, including over 14,000 students attending academic programs. These record numbers are part of a …

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US Embassy Kuwait Calls for 2017/2018 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program Applications

The United States Embassy in Kuwait calls on Kuwaiti nationals, early career English language teachers, and recent graduates of journalism, mass media, or American or English literature programs to apply for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. The Embassy is accepting applications until September 3, 2016. The FLTA Program is a nine-month, non-degree …

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Visa Waiver Info

Recent activity on social media has included incorrect information about visas for Kuwaiti travelers. While there have been changes to the requirements for travel under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), these changes do not impact currently valid nonimmigrant visas nor do they apply to citizens of countries who are not participants in the VWP, such …

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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

January 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining …

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U.S. Consular System Problem Resolved, Student Visa Days in July

June 28, 2015 The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is delighted to announce that systems’ issues that have affected the Department of State’s ability to issue visas have been resolved, and all applicants can schedule appointments as normal. All applicants should plan to attend their current appointments as scheduled. Applicants with passports at …

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Embassy of the United States condemns the senseless terrorist attack on worshipers

Kuwait City, Kuwait June 26, 2015 The Embassy of the United States condemns the senseless terrorist attack on worshipers in the Al-Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City today. We, Ambassador Douglas Silliman and his wife Catherine extend our deepest condolences to the government and people of Kuwait, and our prayers go out to the families …

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U.S. Congress Delegation Pays Respects to Families of Al-Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque Terrorist Attack Victims

June 28, 2015 Kuwait City, Kuwait June 28, 2015 A visiting delegation of seven members of the U.S. Congress including Senators Tim Kaine and Joe Donnelly, and Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, Jim McGovern, Peter Welch, Stephen Lynch, and Brian Higgins expressed their condolences on Saturday night to the families of the victims of Friday’s Al-Imam Al-Sadiq …

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U.S. Consular Services Message

June 14, 2015 The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visas systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. U.S. …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts U.S. University Fair in Kuwait

April 15, 2015 On Sunday, April 19, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait will sponsor an educational fair at the Marina Hotel, Salmiya from 6:00-9:00 P.M.  The fair provides a chance for Kuwaiti students to meet with representatives from more than 15 accredited U.S. colleges and universities, who will help Kuwaiti students explore higher education …

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U.S. University Fair in Kuwait – USEG

March 29, 2015 The U.S. Educational Group (USEG) will return to Kuwait to promote U.S. colleges and universities at the Marina Hotel in Salmiya on Monday, March 30th, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.  The U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA advisers will be present at the fair to address students’ questions about education in the U.S.  In addition, U.S. …

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International Student Network Holds Education Fair in Kuwait

March 10, 2015 On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the International Student Network (ISN) will return to Kuwait for an educational fair at the Radisson Blu Hotel from 6-9 p.m.  U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Douglas Silliman will provide opening remarks.   The fair will include representatives from eleven U.S. colleges and universities, who will provide information about …

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U.S. Embassy Hosts U.S. University Fair in Kuwait

October 29, 2014 On Saturday, November 1, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait will sponsor an educational fair at the Marina Hotel, Salmiya from 6:00-9:00 P.M.  The fair provides a chance for Kuwaiti students to meet with representatives from more than 15 accredited U.S. colleges and universities, who will help Kuwaiti students explore higher education …

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The U.S. Educational Group (USEG) U.S. University Fair in Kuwait

October 22, 2014 The U.S. Educational Group (USEG) will return to Kuwait to promote U.S. colleges and universities, at the Marina Hotel in Salmiya on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.  EducationUSA advisers will be present at the fair to address students’ questions about education in the U.S.  In addition, U.S. Embassy consular officers …

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International Student Network Holds Education Fair in Kuwait

September 22, 2014 On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the International Student Network (ISN) will return to Kuwait for an educational fair at the Regency Hotel from 6-9 p.m.  New U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Douglas Silliman will provide opening remarks.   The fair will include representatives from nine U.S. colleges and universities, who will provide information about …

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U.S. Commends His Highness the Amir of Kuwait

September 10, 2014 Statement by Marie Harf, Deputy SPOKESPERSON, U.S. Department of State The United States congratulates His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on his designation as a Global Humanitarian Leader by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.  This award recognizes the tremendous humanitarian efforts the Amir has …

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U.S. Embassy Supports the Live International Students Day Virtual College Fair

August 10, 2014 On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, the Embassy of the United States will support a free online virtual college fair, designed exclusively for international students. We encourage all students considering studying in the United States to participate online to find out more about higher education in the U.S. You can take part by …

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