U.S. Amb. hails ties between Kuwait, U.S.

KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) — Kuwait has provided crucial economic and humanitarian assistance throughout
the world, as the US has a long tradition of giving as well, and the two countries can join hands to provide
assistance to nations in need, US Ambassador to Kuwait Alina Romanowski said Sunday.
Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoH) with
US Agency for International Development which will enable both nations to work even more closely to provide
aid to countries in need, she said in an OpEd.
As the fourth US-Kuwait strategic dialogue was previously launched, it brought the US and Kuwait even
closer together, she said.
“We signed agreements to improve health care coordination, law enforcement cooperation, and humanitarian
assistance around the world,” the Ambassador added.
“The dialogue demonstrates the extensive breadth and depth of US-Kuwait relations and reinforces the
undeniable fact that the United States and Kuwait are not merely steadfast allies but very close friends,” she
As the world addresses the unprecedented challenges of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the US and
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Kuwait already have a longstanding medical relationship, she said.
By signing of the Health MoH between the two countries to enhance cooperation in the areas of public health,
biomedical research, medical technology, and medical sciences, the ambassador said, Kuwait will enhance its
healthcare to incorporate the latest scientific advances and developments.
Regarding the legal efforts, the US and Kuwait are also cooperating through joint legal efforts to make both
countries safer by signing the Declaration of Intent to negotiate a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, she said.
This is a significant step towards ensuring the safety and security of both American and Kuwaiti citizens,
whether the threat comes from terrorism, transnational crime, or corruption.
As Kuwait works towards diversifying its economy, the US institutions and companies are ready to partner
with Kuwaiti counterparts to develop the private sector, Romanowski said.
five generations of Kuwaitis have studied in the US, she said. As every year, both countries continue to
encourage Kuwaiti youth to join the thousands of Kuwaitis currently studying in the US, to improve the quality
of English teaching, expand college advising, and increase US university outreach to Kuwaiti students. (end)