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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of the Amir of Kuwait

President Obama will welcome to the White House the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Shaykh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, on Friday, September 13.  The United States and Kuwait have a strong relationship, reflecting our common strategic interests, close defense partnership, and shared commitment to promoting peace, economic opportunity, and stability worldwide.  The visit will highlight the enduring strength of the U.S.-Kuwait relationship and the friendship between the American and Kuwaiti people.  The President looks forward to discussing with the Amir a wide range of critical interests and important developments in the Gulf region and broader Middle East.