Kuwait: Trump awards ‘prestigious’ decoration to HH Amir
US President Donald Trump awarded the US Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the White House said in a statement on Friday, adding that it was the first time the honour has been given since 1991.
The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander was accepted, on behalf of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, at a private ceremony in the Oval Office by Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, according to Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah.
It comes in recognition of His Highness the Amir’s tireless efforts and significant leadership role in the region and the world, and as a culmination of the historic and distinguished partnership between Kuwait and the US spanning decades.
The award also coincides with the upcoming 60th anniversary of the establishment of relations between both nations. On Monday, Kuwait’s prime minister told the Kuwaiti cabinet of the improvement of the emir’s health.
In July, Kuwait’s cabinet tweeted that the emir arrived at Rochester airport in the United States, without specifying which US city of that name. The main campus of the Mayo Clinic, among the top US medical centres, is in Rochester, Minnesota.