Foreign pool report #1 Emir of Kuwait

From: Nadia Bilbassy [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:52 PM
Subject: Foreign pool report #1 Emir of Kuwait

The Emir of Kuwait , Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah on his first visit to the United States was sitting next to POTUS , he looks relaxed and had a gentle smile almost all the time . He wore a traditional Kuwaiti Abaia made of light brown fabric . POTUS lent over and shock his hands and then put both hands over as a sign of affection .

The President stressed the strength of the relations between the two counties ( never been as good ) .

He said he will discuss the Qatar crisis with the Emir and all other regional issues , he also talked about Kuwait buying military equipments from the US , including 777 aircrafts from Bowing. He praised Kuwait as a " good partner".

The Emir spoke in a soft voice in Arabic , his advisor Mr Mohamed Abo Al Hassan who sat behind him translated into English .

The Emir said that the relations were good and thanked the President for the invitation and the American people in general for helping liberate Kuwait from Saddam's forces in 1990 during the Gulf war.

He repeated what POTUS mentioned on discussing all issues related to the region and Qatar which Kuwait plays the role of the mediator .

He said he is looking to positive results .

POTUS was asked 2 questions on the Hurricane's efforts , my colleagues will send it in his pool report .

Nadia Bilbassy
Bureau chief
Alarabiya News Channel
Washington DC
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