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Pompeo's Kuwait visit to witness defence, security, economic-related deals - official




(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Jan 12 (KUNA) -- Signing an agreement to boost their ongoing Strategic Dialogue and others in defence, security and economic affairs will be on the agenda of US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's visit to Kuwait on Tuesday, a Kuwaiti official said.
During his past trip to Washington in September, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah signed numerous deals illustrating the two countries' intent to further cement their relationship, according to Kuwait's assistant foreign minister for the AmericasReem Al-Khaled.
In Kuwait, a meeting for Pompeo with His Highness is scheduled, whereby, along with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the three will discuss developments on issues of mutual significance, added Reem Al-Khaled.
The talks will also present an opportunity to delve into several regional and global matters, namely the Gulf dispute, relations between Gulf states and Iran and the situations in Syria, Yemen and Libya.
About the Strategic Dialogue, currently in its third annual session, this will include the usual topics of defence, education, economics, consulate and customs affairs, civil aviation and cyber security - with the matters of trade and scientific research introduced to the fold for the very first time.
The Kuwaiti official also pointed out that five working groups, stemming from the dialogue, have been meeting on several occasions during the year.
One of these will host businesspersons and companies at an economic and investment forum jointly organised by the Kuwaiti and US chambers of commerce, both of whom are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding aimed at boosting economic relations. (end) amh.sd

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Pompeo's Kuwait visit to witness defence, security, economic-related deals - official

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