Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense 23 August

U.S. Department of Defense

On August 22, 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.

Secretary Austin thanked Defense Minister Al-Sabah for helping to facilitate the transit of U.S.

citizens and personnel from Afghanistan through Kuwait.

The two leaders reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Kuwait defense partnership.

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