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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s meeting with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah

Earlier today, the Vice President met with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah.  The Vice President expressed his gratitude for Kuwait’s tremendous contribution during the recent redeployment of U.S. servicemembers from Iraq, most of whom transitioned through Kuwait.  In addition, the Vice President praised Kuwait’s leadership in the Middle East, and the continuing strength and breadth of the bilateral relationship.  They discussed common efforts on regional security issues, cooperation against the threat of terrorism and the importance of the continuing direct talks between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.  The Vice President noted the need for Iraqi leaders to take action to form a new government without further delay.