Tillerson to attend anti-IS conf. in Kuwait Feb. – diplomat

KUWAIT, A senior Kuwaiti diplomat said Sunday US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s keenness to participate in a conference of the international coalition fighting so-called Islamic State (IS), reflected Kuwait and Washington’s counter-terrorism efforts.

Reem Al-Khaled, Assistant Foreign Minister for the Americas, noted that Tillerson was very keen on attending next month’s conference.

She was speaking to reporters, during a reception held by the Australian Embassy marking the country’s national day, about the talks held earlier in the day between US and Kuwaiti officials.

Meanwhile, Al-Khaled said Kuwait has many investments in Australia and there were 1,300 Kuwaitis studying in the country

Source: Kuwait News Agency