Statement by U.S. Ambassador Lawrence Silverman on Kuwait Parliamentary Elections

I congratulate Kuwait and its people on the successful holding of yesterday’s national parliamentary elections. Kuwait has long been a regional leader with respect to constitutional governance and political participation, as reflected by Saturday’s free and competitive elections. The United States and Kuwait enjoy a strong and close friendship that provides benefits for both our nations and peoples.  I look forward to deepening our relationship with the Kuwaiti people and to continue working closely with the Government of Kuwait in all areas, reflected in our recently-held Strategic Dialogue.