United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
for Immediate Release
June 1, 2017
Ambassador Nikki Haley met Wednesday afternoon with Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait. Ambassador Haley and Foreign Minister al-Sabah reaffirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Kuwait, and discussed ways to deepen cooperation on issues of mutual concern, in particular defeating ISIS and finding peaceful solutions to conflicts in the Middle East. Ambassador Haley and Foreign Minister al-Sabah agreed that the Riyadh Summit held earlier this month provided a strong foundation for future collaboration.
They also discussed Ambassador Haley’s recent trip to the region and the challenges facing Syrian refugees. Ambassador Haley commended the Foreign Minister for Kuwait’s leadership in responding to Syria’s humanitarian crisis.