Washington : US President George W. Bush vowed here Friday that the US government would ponder over the issue of Kuwaiti detainees in Guantanamo Bay.
The vow was made by Bush at a media meeting with Arab media representatives in the White House. The meeting was attended by former Kuwaiti minister of information Saad bin Tafla al-Ajami.
Responding to a question in this context, Bush said the US policy now was to repatriate Guantanamo detainees to their homelands.
But, he said this would take place in light of developments and judicial verdicts issued by US supreme courts.
He added that if security and legal guarantees were provided by their original countries, then those prisoners would be repatriated.
The US had earlier handed over several Kuwaiti detainees to Kuwait. Only four Kuwaiti detainees notably; Fouad al-Rabeaa, Fawzi al-Awdah, Fayz al-Kandari and Khalid al-Matiri, are still being held in Guantanamo Bay.
Also during the meeting, the US president said he would visit Kuwait next week as part of his coming regional tour, aiming to make consultations with US friends and allies on several weighty issues, chiefly the Middle East peace process based on a bi-state solution.
He added that his regional tour would be also intended to maintain security and stability in the Gulf region.