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Jarallah: Pompeo to visit Kuwait in March for strategic dialogue meeting

KUWAIT, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah has stated that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would visit Kuwait next month to partake in the third session of the Kuwaiti-US Strategic Dialogue.
The announcement was made by Al-Jarallah to reporters on the sidelines of his participation in Canadian embassy's celebration of the National Flag Day on Sunday.
The third session of the Kuwaiti-US Strategic Dialogue was scheduled on January 15, 2019, but was adjourned when Pompeo cut short his regional tour and cancelled the planned visit to Kuwait to return to the US to partake in the funeral of a family member.
In a phone call with Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah after the visit postponement, Pompeo said he was looking forward to visit Kuwait to hold the third Strategic Dialogue Session.
According to Kuwait's Assistant Foreign Minister for the Americas Reem Al-Khaled signing an agreement to boost their ongoing Strategic Dialogue and others in defense, security and economic affairs would be on the agenda of Pompeo's visit to Kuwait.
The strategic dialogue would also deliberate topics of defense, education, economics, consulate and customs affairs, civil aviation and cyber security - with the matters of trade and scientific research be introduced to the fold for the very first time, Al-Khaled noted.
On relations with Canada, Al-Jarallah hailed the steadily growing and improving relation and cooperation on all levels and realms with the north American country.
He disclosed that Kuwait was planning to hold a major economic forum in Canada in April. The forum would tackle important issues relative to investment, economic and energy sectors.
Al-Jarallah recalled the supportive stance of Canada during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and its participation in the Kuwait liberation war. (end) nma.ibi