THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 17, 2018

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait to congratulate the Amir on Kuwait’s new seat on the United Nations Security Council. President Trump thanked the Amir for his leadership in promoting unity in the Gulf region. The Amir briefed the President on the latest developments in the Gulf dispute, and both leaders reaffirmed the importance of a united Gulf Cooperation Council that is focused on countering regional threats. The leaders also discussed areas in which the United States and Kuwait can increase cooperation on important security and economic issues to benefit both countries.

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