Today in Jeddah, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met with Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah of Kuwait. The President expressed appreciation for the longstanding friendship between the United States and Kuwait. The two leaders reaffirmed the strong bilateral relationship between the two countries and committed to work closely together on a range of regional challenges. President Biden recognized Kuwait’s constructive diplomatic role in lowering regional tensions, including Kuwait’s recent confidence-building efforts to restore diplomatic ties between Gulf states and Lebanon. President Biden also commended Kuwait’s support for an initiative to connect Iraq’s electricity grid with those of its Gulf neighbors.