WASHINGTON, April 11 (KUNA) -- US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan met here Thursday with Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan during which he thanked him for "Kuwait's strong economic partnership and friendship with the United States." State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement that Sullivan and Al-Roudhan also discussed "progress" on the outcomes of the US-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue, held in March in Kuwait, "including the new US-Kuwait Business Council." Furthermore, Sullivan "conveyed the United States' support for the continued development of economic integration and bilateral ties between Kuwait and Iraq." (end) si.ibi