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A formation of armored vehicles, manned by U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel, stand ready to lead a convoy of coalition forces through the parade grounds established for the 50/20 celebration in Kuwait, Feb. 21. This celebration honors the veterans of Operation Desert Storm and recognizes the long standing and successful partnership that is indicative of our many friendships in the region.

U.S visiting commander and Kuwaiti army chief discussed points of common interest

The Levant News — Visiting commander of the US Combined Joint Task Force Lieutenant General James Terry and Kuwait Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad Khaled Al-Kheder dicussed the status of bilateral relationships and common issues in the interest of both parts yesterday.

In a press statement, the Ministry of Defense said that Lieutenant General Kheder discussed with Lieutenant General Terry the improvement of bilateral cooperation. The meeting was attended by US Ambassador to Kuwait Douglas A. Silliman and Deputy Commander of Kuwaiti Air Force Colonel Adnan Al-Fadhli. On Tuesday, Lieutenant General Kheder discussed with Indian military officials bilateral relations and issues of common interest. In a press statement, the Ministry of Defense said that the Lieutenant General Kheder received Captain of the Indian Naval Ships (INS) Deepak Sujith Kumar Chettri and INS Tabar warship commander.

The meeting tackled furtherance of bilateral cooperation, the statement added. Separately, a Kuwaiti military delegation visited families of UAE martyrs, who were killed recently in Yemen, to extend condolences yesterday in the emirate of Sharjah. Head of the Kuwaiti delegation, Deputy Army Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Major General Ahmad Al-Omiri expressed his condoles to martyrs’ fathers Jamal Al-Muheri and Galib Al-Mari.

This visit comes on the sidelines of the participation of Kuwaiti military delegation in meetings of the Gulf military operations and training committee, held in Abu Dhabi during the period from 14 to 16 September, to discuss the strengthening of the GCC military cooperation. Recently, UAE mourned a number of its armed forces soldiers who martyred at different times during their participation in military operations to support the legitimacy in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition. — KUNA

Source: Kuwaititimes

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