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Resuming direct flights between Kuwait, U.S. outcome of dialogue -US envoy
January 14, 2019, 8:34 am

U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman said on Sunday resumption of direct air flights between Kuwait and his nation constituted an effective outcome of the strategic dialogue between the two countries.

Ambassador Silverman, speaking during today's news conference held at the embassy building, revealed "Kuwaiti desire" to set up an American­staffed custom checkpoint at Kuwait International Airport, similar to the one in Abu Dhabi.

Kuwait's request in this regard is currently under discussion, he says. Last Thursday, Chairman of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Sheikh Salman Sabah Al­Salem Al­Humoud Al­Sabah announced that Kuwait and the US would resume direct air flights the next day (Friday).

Reoperation of the direct and unstoppable flights between the US and Kuwait caps fruitful cooperation between the DGCA and the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Sheikh Salman had said in a statement to KUNA.

Relentless efforts by the two sides over the past three years resulted in resuming the direct and full air navigation, which would boost passengers' movement, elevate operation capacity and services for passengers of Kuwait Airways, he added.

He lauded efforts in this regard by the government, namely His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al­Mubarak Al­Hamad Al­Sabah, state apparatuses including the ministries of foreign and internal affairs, the DGCA and the national carrier. He also praised noticeable efforts by the TSA and the American ambassador to Kuwait, in this regard.

Source: KUNA

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