Kuwait: US President George W. Bush is to visit a US military camp in Kuwait on Saturday and meet his top officials in Iraq.

Bush arrived in Kuwait on Friday evening after wrapping up his first presidential visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank aimed at clinching a Middle East peace deal.

Bush met General David Petraeus and ambassador Ryan Crocker at Kuwait's Camp Irfjan, where thousands of American troops are based.

On Friday, Bush had dinner with Kuwait's ruler, Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, who thanked him for his efforts to make progress on issues crucial to the Middle East.

Kuwaiti media said the emir and other officials would tell Bush of their concerns that a US strike on nearby Iran would destabilise the Gulf.

Kuwait has said it will not allow the United States to use its territory for any strike against Iran.

On Saturday, Bush will meet Kuwaiti women activists in a show of support for democratisation in their conservative Muslim country, which has allowed female suffrage in recent years.

After Kuwait, Bush will visit Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.