U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
March 20, 2019
The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah in Kuwait. The Secretary thanked the Amir for his longtime partnership with the United States and his positive engagement on many regional issues, including the GCC dispute, Syria, and Yemen. The Secretary and the Amir agreed that a united GCC is critical to ensuring the success of the alliance in advancing prosperity, security, and stability in the region, and standing against the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activity. The Secretary thanked the Amir for hosting the third U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue. The Secretary and the Amir looked forward to continued collaboration and new cooperation in many areas resulting from the strategic dialogue.