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Kuwait keen on expanding cooperation with NATO - Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled
January 24, 2017, 8:50 am
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Kuwait First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah meets NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Kuwait First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah reaffirmed Monday keenness to expand cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said Kuwait's cooperation with NATO witnessed a turning point when the Arab Gulf country joined the Islamic Cooperation Initiative (ICI) in 2014 and the culmination would be the opening of ICI's Regional Center in Kuwait tomorrow.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled made the remarks during a meeting with visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who was accompanied by members of the North Atlantic Council (NAC).

Stoltenberg thanked Kuwait for hosting the Regional Center, commending the Arab Gulf country's "important and constructive" role to security and stability at the regional and international levels.

A meeting between the NAC and ICI members - Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - in addition to Saudi Arabia and Oman would be held tomorrow. The GCC Secretary General is scheduled to attend the meeting.

The meeting today was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah, President of National Security Bureau (NSB) Sheikh Thamer Al-Sabah, Assistant Foreign Minister for minister's office Ambassador Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah, Assistant foreign minister for protocols Dhari Al-Ajran, Assistant foreign minister for Al-Jarallah's office Ayham Al-Omar, Kuwait's Ambassador to Belgium, the EU and NATO Jassem Al-Bedaiwi, NSB director assistant Sheikh Sabah Shamlan Al-Sabah and acting head of information and security follow up at NSB Sheikh Fawaz Mishal Al-Sabah.

Source: KUNA

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