Kuwait Emir to hold talks with Trump

Geneva Matthews
September 12, 2017

Donald Trump appeared to enjoy his recent visit with Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, calling him a "good partner" and a "very special person".

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (left) and US President Donald Trump meet in the Oval Office of the White House September 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

"The Emir of Kuwait is a very special person who I've gotten to know over the, actually over the years", Mr Trump told reporters. He applauded Kuwait's "critical contributions to regional stability" but also repeated an offer to mediate himself, particularly between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Qatar's only land border with Saudi Arabia has only been blocked as a result.

Sheikh Sabah claimed that the Qatari government was ready to discuss a list of 13 demands from its Arab neighbors.

The meeting will address bilateral relations and regional and worldwide developments of mutual interest, and cooperation in the fight against terror will figure high on the summit's agenda, the envoy said, stressing that Kuwait is a major partner to the United States in the war on terror.

Saudi Arabia and its allies accuse Qatar, the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, of ties to Iran and to terrorist groups. In July, however, Kushner said that finding a peace deal might not be possible. "So we're going to focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion in the near future". "I think we'll have something solved".

"The US president was quite restraint - he didn't use any inflammatory language and didn't escalate his declarations against any particular country", Bishara said. Amir al-Sabah is leading a Kuwaiti delegation to the United States for the second annual United States-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue, which will include Cabinet-level meetings on education, trade, investment, homeland security, and military cooperation.

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