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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah and Minister of Defense Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah of Kuwait

Dec. 8, 2014

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary Hagel met today in Kuwait with His Highness Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah of Kuwait, and his Minister of Defense Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah.

The secretary expressed appreciation for the strategic partnership between the United States and Kuwait and thanked the Amir for his nation's support in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), specifically Kuwait's willingness to host U.S. and coalition forces in support of military operations.

They also discussed the accomplishments of Kuwait's chairmanship of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as well as the common desire to support the Iraqi government in its effort to achieve greater stability.