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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah
July 29, 2021

Men seated in a formal room
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmed Al- Sabah, in Kuwait City, Kuwait on July 29, 2021. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

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 Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah to discuss regional security, joint efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, and other key issues important to the bilateral relationship.  Secretary Blinken recognized two milestones in the U.S.-Kuwait relationship – the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Shield and 60 years of diplomatic ties – and thanked the Amir for the enduring support that has enabled close cooperation in defense, counterterrorism, trade and investment, security, education, culture, and science.