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Iraq solving all issues with Kuwait through negotiations -- Al-
Date : 20/07/2012
UNITED NATIONS, July 19 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Ambassador to the UN Hamed Al-Bayati late Thursday told the
Security Council that his government is "committed" to solving the remaining issues with Kuwait within the
framework of the relevant resolutions adopted on the situation between the two countries.
" "Solving these remaining issues through friendly relations and negotiations is a top priority for us in Iraq,"
Al Bayati said in an open meeting by the Council.
"I assure this esteemed Council that there is a positive collaboration and exchange between the
Governments of Iraq and Kuwait to settle all the unresolved issues between the two countries" resulting
from the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, he said.
The Council met to listen to a briefing by the UN Special Envoy for Iraq Martin Kobler on the work of the
UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) prior to the renewal of its mandate for 12 more months next week.
He asserted that Iraq has made "intensive efforts" to locate the remains of missing Kuwaitis and of the
He also pointed out to the meeting of the joint Iraqi-Kuwaiti Ministerial Committee that took place in
Baghdad on April 29 and during which a number of issues were discussed, including Iraq's obligations
towards international resolutions, land borders, freedom of navigation in Khor Abdallah, Kuwaiti loans to
Iraq, compensations, Kuwait new Mubarak Port, the establishment of a Gulf hunt area and the opening of
Kuwaiti consulates in Basra and Arbil.
He said the meeting resulted in three agreements: identification of all issues, creation of a joint
collaboration committee, and the establishment of a joint management committee to facilitate and organize
navigation in Khor Abdullah signed by the Transportation Ministers of both countries.
He added that an agreement was also reached to sign other accords, after concluding the legal steps in
each country, during the visit the Kuwaiti Prime Minister intends to pay to Baghdad before the end of this
"All these agreements have been achieved as a result of the political will of the leaders of the two
countries. We hope that the achievements of April 29th meeting will pave the way for Iraq's exit from the
provisions of Chapter VII, especially when there is an understanding on specific mechanisms and jointvision for the future steps," he noted. (more) sj.gb KUNA 200012 Jul 12NNNN
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