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Mattis Thanks Kuwaiti Defense Minister for Critical Help, Hosting U.S. Troops

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 — Defense Secretary James N. Mattis called the Kuwaiti defense minister today to congratulate him on his new position and expressed appreciation for the longstanding strategic partnership between the United States and Kuwait, grounded in the 1991 liberation of the nation, according to a statement released by Pentagon press operations.

Mattis thanked his counterpart, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah for Kuwait's commitment to hosting U.S. Troops.

The secretary also welcomed Kuwait's critical help mediating the rift among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and emphasized the importance of deescalating tensions so that all partners in the Gulf region can focus efforts against common threats, the statement said.

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