The UK government has reached an agreement with Kuwait to establish a military base in the tiny Persian Gulf country, local Kuwaiti media reports claim.
Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper first reported, citing unnamed diplomatic sources, that officials from both countries were scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss cooperation between the two sides, including in military, security, economy, culture and education, according to Middle East Monitor.
Kuwait’s Al-Qabas newspaper also confirmed the report, citing its own unnamed sources, noting that the base was about to begin work soon albeit in a limited capacity.
Neither Kuwaiti nor British authorities commented on the report.
British Ambassador to Kuwait Michael Davenport had signaled in October that the two side were going to discuss the operational and logistic aspects of a British military presence in Kuwait once they meet in December.
“We’re looking at all the possibilities. We’re not talking…