Trump: Relations with Kuwait “very very powerful”

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday described his country's relations with Kuwait as 'very very powerful' and Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a great friend.

"Our relationship and our bilateral relationship is very very powerful, very strong," President Trump said in a reply to a question by KUNA during a joint news conference at the Oval Office with the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

He described His Highness the Amir as "a very special friend of mine" and expressed admiration of Kuwait and its people.

"First of all I have a great personal relationship with the Amir," the US President said. "Kuwait is a place I have known for a long time. I have many friends who live in Kuwait and in Washington and New York that I know and I've known for a long time. They are very fine people.

Trump highlighted the great cooperation between the US and Kuwait in various domains.

"We practice large-scale trade together, investment together, and also, very importantly, the fight against terrorism, and Kuwait has been a great partner.

He affirmed that Kuwait "has made tremendous investments in the United States, and they're buying a lot of equipment, military equipment.

"We appreciate the big purchases you've been making and frankly we're working very hard to bring stability into the Middle East," he remarked.

Source: International Islamic News Agency