Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense

U.S. Department of Defense

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout:

On February 26, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.

Austin III spoke by phone with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, H.E.

Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait.

Secretary Austin underscored the enduring strategic partnership between the United States and Kuwait.

The two leaders acknowledged the Kuwaitis and Americans who bravely fought side by side to restore Kuwait’s territorial integrity and respect for its sovereignty alongside the largest coalition the world had seen since World War II.

Secretary Austin emphasized that thirty years later, the United States and Kuwait maintain a strong bilateral partnership.

The United States and Kuwait remain committed to a close defense partnership that brings peace and prosperity to the Gulf region.

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