[StBernard] Update from Kuwait!

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Mon Nov 13 00:54:33 EST 2006

Joint Statement by the Minister of Energy of the State of Kuwait
And the Governor of the State of Louisiana

KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT - November 12, 2006 - The Minister of Energy of the State of Kuwait, H.E. Shaikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, and the Governor of the State of Louisiana, Hon. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, met in Kuwait City on 12 November 2006 to exchange views on areas of mutual interest.

Minister Al-Sabah welcomed Governor Blanco to the State of Kuwait and expressed Kuwait's pleasure at the swift pace of recovery by the State of Louisiana following the devastating hurricanes of the previous year.

Governor Blanco expressed her State's appreciation to the State of Kuwait for the generous humanitarian aid extended to the State of Louisiana to help alleviate the suffering of its citizens following the hurricanes.

Among other items of interest to the two States, the two officials also discussed the State of Kuwait's desire to add increased refining capacity in the United States, whereupon Governor Blanco requested that such new capacity be added in ! the State of Louisiana.

Minister Al-Sabah agreed to consider Governor Blanco's request, and to that end, the two officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and the State of Louisiana setting up two teams of representatives of the two sides to explore the steps, approvals and incentives required for the project's viability.

Due to confidentiality commitments by the two parties and until significant events materialize on the project, no additional public statements on the project will be released.

Minister Al-Sabah and Governor Blanco agreed to meet again as necessary to further the joint interests of Kuwait and Louisiana.

Click here for a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding s! igned today. <http://keelson.eatel.net/websites/la.gov/action.cfm?md=communication&task=addClick&msg_ID=2825&ID=dNi%3Ee%22i7nfnd&redirect=http://www.gov.state.la.us/assets/docs/11-12%20KPC-Louisiana%20MOU.pdf>


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