September 6, 2017

Wahba on Kuwaiti Emir’s Visit to Washington

Speaking with The National, AGSIW President Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba discussed the visit of Kuwaiti Emir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah to Washington, noting that Sabah is the first head of state from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to visit Washington since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump: “He is well-known and highly respected by senior US government officials and on Capitol Hill.” Wahba continued, “The bilateral relationship is very important for both Kuwait and the US … that includes close partnering on security, military and counter-terrorism initiatives.”

Wahba additionally appeared on Al Arabiya discussing Trump’s press conference with Sabah: “President Trump appreciates the role the emir of Kuwait is playing to resolve the crisis and the president also is in direct communication with all the key leaders in the region. He is hoping to see a solution emerge from contacts between the countries involved but confirmed that at the right time he is willing to play the role of mediator by hosting a meeting in Washington.”