In Kuwait, Defense Secretary Ash Carter expressed on February 23, U.S. appreciation for the strategic partnership between the United States and Kuwait during his meetings with His Highness Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued today.
Appreciation for Strategic Partnership
Carter also expressed his thanks for Kuwait’s willingness to host U.S. and coalition forces in support of military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Kirby said in the statement.
The leaders also discussed their shared commitment to continue the two nations’ close security cooperation during Carter’s leadership of the defense department, Kirby said.
Afghanistan, Middle East Visit
The meetings come at the end of the defense secretary’s first week in office, the admiral said, during which he made it a priority to travel to Afghanistan and the Middle East.