“Peace is The Prize” – President Trump Meets With His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait – Schedules 2:00pm Press Conference…

Good indications for continued progress toward peace in the Middle-East.  President Trump has called for a 2:00pm press conference (not previously scheduled) following an oval office meeting with Amir Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait. This could be yet another partner announcement in the normalization of relations with Israel.  CTH predicted Kuwait would be next.  It would make sense for Kuwait, Oman and Sudan to come next in the process before the heavy -and more complex- nations (Qatar & Saudi). Protocols and pageantry are culturally very important to the Arab nations and they have a long history of using pageantry as part of political celebration.  According to Kuwait news and the White House President Trump is awarding the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.  His son is receiving the award in a private ceremony. This honor will be received very well by Kuwait as a recognition of their importance in the region.  It is a good diplomatic and strategic move.  The Legion of Merit was last awarded by a U.S. President in 1991. WHITE HOUSE – Today, President Donald J. Trump is awarding the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait. A leader in the Middle East for decades, the Amir has been a truly unwavering friend and partner to the United States. He provided indispensable support to the United States throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Defeat-ISIS campaign. The Amir is also an unparalleled diplomat, having served as his nation’s Foreign Minister for 40 years. His tireless mediation of disputes in the Middle East has bridged divides under the most challenging circumstances. The President is very pleased to award this honor to his dear friend, the Amir. The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, is a rarely-awarded, prestigious decoration that can only be bestowed by the President, typically to chiefs of state or heads of government of other countries. The honor was last awarded in 1991. The Amir’s eldest son, His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait, will accept the award on behalf of the Amir in a private ceremony. (link) ….”Complicated business folks, …complicated business”… Share this: Like this: Like Loading...

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Land borders between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait reopen

WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Land borders between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait reopen The land borders between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have been reopened following a six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Security forces stated that the General Administration of Border Ports and the Ministry of Interior are working together to ensure that passengers are complying to all procedures. افتتاح المنافذ الحدودية السعودية مع الكويت لجميع الخليجيين للمغادرة شرط ضرورة وجود ورقة الفحص وجواز السفر فقط. pic.twitter.com/NjzexsVG3n — المجلس (@Almajlliss) September 15, 2020 Similar to all travellers arriving into Kuwait, passengers arriving on the border are required to present a valid PCR test, conducted no longer than 96 hours ago. Photos on social media have illustrated the eagerness of both Kuwaitis and Saudis to visit their neighbouring country. There is one border crossing between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, which is located in the Southern area of Kuwait, known as Nuwaiseeb. The border on the Kuwaiti side is known as Nuwaiseeb Port. Saudi health authorities recorded 1,342 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the total number in the Kingdom to 281,435. The death toll rose by 35 to 2,984 Of the latest cases, 97 were in Riyadh, 56 in Makkah, 53 in Madinah and Hafr Al-Batin, and 51 in Dammam, with 40 percent of them women. WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Email Viber Previous articleKuwait: No extension for visa expired after 1st September Born in Kuwait, based in Mumbai. An Editor for Kwt Today, mainly covering topics on lifestyle and current affairs.

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Trump Admin Optimistic Saudi Arabia Could Be Next to Make Peace with Israel

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner hinted on Friday that Saudi Arabia could be the next Arab nation to reach a historic peace agreement with Israel. Speaking to reporters following the administration’s surprise announcement that Bahrain would follow in the United Arab Emirates’ footsteps and normalize relations with the Jewish state, Kushner expressed optimism that other Arab nations will also move to make peace. Recent Stories in National Security Bahrain became the second country in recent days to announce a historic peace deal with Israel that will see it normalize diplomatic relations after decades of hostility. Kushner and other senior White House officials participated last week in the first flight from Israel to the UAE, which was permitted to fly over Saudi air space. Asked if Saudi Arabia, one of the most influential Gulf Arab nations, could be next to make peace, Kushner expressed hope. "I do believe it’s an inevitability that all countries in the Middle East" will eventually make peace with Israel, Kushner said during a phone call with reporters. "I think [the agreement] was noticed by everyone in the region, how well the deal with Israel and UAE was received." Arab leaders now "recognize the approach taken in the past hasn't worked and they realize their people want to see a more vibrant future," Kushner said. A signing ceremony between the UAE, Bahrain, and Israel will be held at the White House on Tuesday.

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Incredible – Bahrain Joins UAE in Formalizing Peace With Israel – President Trump Announcement – Video

“Peace is the prize.” – Truly a remarkable diplomatic accomplishment and very apropos considering the timing of the events.  Today the Kingdom of Bahrain and Israel formalize peace and diplomatic ties between the two nations.  Bahrain now joins with the United Arab Emirates in a larger peace initiative.  [Video of White House Announcement] [embedded content] WHITE HOUSE – President Donald J. Trump has brokered a deal to establish full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel – the second such agreement between Israel and an Arab nation in less than one month. * Israel and Bahrain have committed to begin the exchange of embassies and ambassadors, start direct flights between their countries, and launch cooperation initiatives across a broad range of sectors.* This peace deal is a significant step forward for both Israel and Bahrain.+ It further enhances their security while creating opportunities for them to deepen their economic ties.* This deal comes on the heels of the historic normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.+ The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are the first Arab nations to normalize relations with Israel in more than 25 years.* The United States will continue to support the people of Bahrain as they work to counter terrorism and extremism, develop economically, and build new peaceful partnerships across the region. CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR PEACE: President Trump’s wise foreign policy strategy has created the conditions for peace between Israel and its neighbors. * When President Trump took office, the Middle East was in a state of extreme turmoil.* President Trump has worked to rebuild trust with our regional partners and identify their shared interests, moving them away from the conflicts of the past.* Thanks to the President’s bold foreign policy vision and his acumen as a dealmaker, nations across the region are realizing the benefits of his thoughtful approach.* As the President’s work continues, more Arab and Muslim countries will likely seek to normalize relations with Israel.* Each country that normalizes relations will build upon the other, bringing peace and prosperity to the region and the people who live there. AN UNPRECEDENTED REGIONAL TRANSFORMATION: After decades of instability and crisis, nations across the Middle East and Africa are increasingly working together to build a more peaceful and prosperous future. * Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, the Arab world is experiencing the most rapid geopolitical transformation in more than a generation.* As more countries normalize relations with Israel, the region is becoming more stable, secure, and prosperous.* Expanded business and financial ties between economies will accelerate growth and economic opportunity across the region.* Agreements with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates also help to advance President Trump’s vision for finding a fair and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.* The United States will continue to stand with the people of the region as they work to build a brighter, more hopeful future.(LINK) Share this: Like this: Like Loading...

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