On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, it is my distinct pleasure to extend to Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti people congratulations on the occasion of your National and Liberation days, February 25 and 26, respectively.

It was a pleasure to visit you in Kuwait last July and to host you in Washington, D.C. last month for the fifth round of our U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue. The United States holds our relationship with Kuwait in the highest regard, and I am pleased that we have strengthened our ties even more over the past year. Thank you again for your generous support during the evacuation of vulnerable individuals from Afghanistan – your support saved lives. I look forward to our continued cooperation to build prosperity, peace, and security in the region and around the world as we enter our seventh decade of enduring partnership.

I wish the people of Kuwait best wishes and prosperity in the coming year.

U.S. Department of State

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