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Kuwait hosts strategic dialogue session with US on Jan. 15

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US President Donald Trump (R) meets with Amir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait
Kuwait will host on Tuesday the third Kuwait-US Strategic Dialogue Session, to be co-chaired by the two countries' foreign ministers, with the aim of further cementing relations and cooperation, state news agency KUNA reported.

The previous Strategic Dialogue sessions were held in the US in 2016 and 2017, during which the two countries signed cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding on security, counter-terrorism, economy, trade, education, oil and consular affairs, raising to 23 the number of deals between the two countries.

This year's session will be co-chaired by Kuwait Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The strategic dialogue will set a road map for cooperation between Kuwait and the US for the next 25 years in different fields.

The two countries seek, through strategic dialogue, to boost cooperation and coordination over regional and international issues, US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman said.

The dialogue, he told KUNA on Saturday, was a foundation for "our continuous work" and was supported by leaderships in the two countries.

Since the strategic dialogue was established in October 2016, work groups began implementing cooperation means in defense, trade, security, investment, consular affairs and education, said Silverman

Relations between the Kuwaiti and American armies are excellent, he said, and the US commitment to defending Kuwait's security was firm.

Silverman said the US was providing technical support for Kuwait army and security forces. He added US and Kuwaiti military personnel were working together on the training of Kuwaiti Armed
Forces. 
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