Office of the Press Secretary

December 16th, 2023

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Kuwait City, Kuwait, to pay respects upon the death of His Highness Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait, on December 17, 2023.

The Honorable Lloyd J. Austin III, United States Secretary of Defense, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Karen Hideko Sasahara, United States Ambassador to the State of Kuwait

The Honorable Victoria J. Nuland, Acting Deputy Secretary of State and Undersecretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State


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