US envoy: US and Kuwait align on commitment to regional security and territorial integrity
27 September 2023, 12:00 AM
31 October 2023, 12:00 AM
The Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Kuwait James Holtsnider affirmed that his country stands “distinctly” with the Security Council resolution No. 833 and with Kuwait’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
In a press statement issued during his participation in an event held at the Saudi Embassy recently on the occasion of the 93rd National Day of Saudi Arabia, Holtsnider highlighted the meeting that brought together the Saudi Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah and the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, on the sidelines of the recent meetings of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Holtsnider highlighted the meetings held by Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah and his deputy Sheikh Jarrah Al-Jaber with a number of officials in the White House.
He indicated that his country stressed the importance of Iraq’s commitment to Security Council resolution No. 833 and respect for Kuwait’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and regional security.
Affirming that many meetings have been held, Holsnider highlighted the presence of the His Highness the Prime Minister, on behalf of His Highness the Amir, at the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, in addition to the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah prior to his travel to China with the delegation accompanying His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad, as well as the participation of Deputy Minister Sheikh Jarrah Al-Jaber in those meetings.
He said, “They met with a number of American officials who all upheld the same message, which is that we stand with Kuwait. We are ready to support and assist it in the talks and negotiations with Iraq, in order to help reach a solution regarding the dispute over the maritime borders. We stand very distinctively with United Nations Security Council resolution No. 833 and with the territorial sovereignty and integrity of Kuwait”.
When asked about the presence of American mediation between the two sides, Holtsnider replied, “There are discussions with partners on both sides, with both Kuwait and Iraq. We want to be useful wherever possible, and we look forward to continuing private diplomatic talks with both countries”.