KUWAIT: The undersecretary of the National Guard Hashem Al-Refaei received the head of the Italy's Chief of the Defense Staff Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone in the presence of a number of officials. The undersecretary conveyed the greetings of the head of the National Guard Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah and his deputy Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah to the delegation.

The two sides explored opportunities for more military cooperation while noting that the relationship between the two friendly countries is exceptionally strong. "The leadership assures that the exchange of expertise with acclaimed military institutions is important," he said adding that a memorandum of understanding might be signed by the two institutions soon. The head of the Italian fire force welcomed the opening more channels of military cooperation between the countries.