Senior Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman visited the State of Kuwait from 12 to 14 February 2018. He attended the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS on 13 February and the Ministerial Conference of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq on 14 February. At the Coalition Ministerial Meeting, he reaffirmed Singapore's contributions to the Coalition's efforts to eradicate the scourge of terrorism and stressed the need for a holistic response to it. The full text of his remarks is appended.

During his visit, SMS Maliki called on Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah. They reaffirmed the warm ties between Singapore and Kuwait and discussed a range of issues, including defence cooperation. SMS Maliki also called on and was hosted to dinner by Kuwait's President of the National Security Bureau Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al Saleh Al Sabah. They welcomed enhanced security cooperation and discussed regional developments.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore