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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with Prime Minister Al-Sabah of Kuwait

Vice President Biden met today with Prime Minister Nasir Al-Muhammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah of Kuwait at the White House.  They discussed a range of regional, political and security matters, including the changes underway in the region as a result of the Arab Spring, and the importance of resolving outstanding issues between Kuwait and Iraq.  Noting that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait, the Prime Minister and Vice President stressed the enduring ties between our two countries, and expressed their appreciation for the strength of the bilateral relationship.  The Vice President also reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the security of the region and of our partners.