Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Associated Press)-The top US diplomat began his visit to Kuwait on Thursday, where he will hold talks with senior officials in the Gulf Arab Emirates, which has long been a staunch ally of the United States. A turbulent area.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Brinken addressed a group of U.S. diplomats and went to the palace to meet with Kuwait’s governing Emir Sheikh Nawaf Ahmed Al-Sabah. The US State Department stated that Brinken will advance discussions with Kuwait, a small country with rich oil resources, on military cooperation, regional security, and investment during his short visit.
Brinken arrived in Kuwait City from India on Wednesday night, where he sought to strengthen the regional front, oppose Beijing’s hardline attitude in the Indo-Pacific region, and promote cooperation in Afghanistan. After 20 years of military operations, the U.S. military is completing its withdrawal from war-torn Afghanistan, and this drawdown affects the entire region.
The state of Kuwait has a population of 4.1 million, slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey in the United States, and has the sixth largest known oil reserves in the world. Since the 1991 Gulf War expelled Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi occupying forces, it has been an important partner of the United States.
The country has approximately 13,500 US troops, most of which are stationed at the Arifyan Camp in the south of Kuwait City, as well as the forward command of the US Army Central Command.