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Kuwait, Iraq express satisfaction over joint cmte meeting

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Kuwait, Iraq express satisfaction over joint cmte meeting

Kuwait News Agency - 27 May, 2011

Representatives of the foreign ministries of the State of Kuwait, and the Republic of Iraq showed Thursday their satisfaction at the positive atmosphere marked by candour and transparency during the meeting held by the Kuwaiti-Iraqi Joint Committee.

Iraqi Ambassador in Kuwait Mohammad Bahr Al-Ulum said, in a statement to KUNA, that the Iraqi delegation arrived here yesterday coming from Baghdad, "in order to follow up, and get sufficient information regarding misgivings that surfaced in the Iraqi street on the project of Mubarak Al-Kabeer on Boubyan island." Further, Bahr Al-Ulum expressed his satisfaction over results of the meeting which was, "very reassuring and comprehensive as it tackled all questions posed by the Iraqi side, and answered professionally, and accurately by the Kuwaiti side." He also made clear that these results will be submitted to the political leadership in his own country, "in order to make them well-acquainted and to provide them with all necessary information including an array of maps and documents," noting that the delegation will make a trip to the project's site to closely watch all works on the ground.

In the same vein, Bahr Al-Ulum expressed his thanks and appreciation for the members of the Kuwaiti delegation for what they showed of candour at the meeting, and for their positive attitude on maintaining the main goal of keeping good ties between the two brotherly countries.

Meanwhile, Khaled Al-Mughamis, Director of the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry's Follow-up and Coordination Directorate, and head of the Kuwaiti delegation at the meeting, said, "we have briefed the Iraqi delegation on the background details of Mubarak Al-Kabeer port project as well as information which were not known to them." Al-Mughamis added that, "we have totally clarified the project's purpose, its mechanisms, and the measures which are being taken in the present time." Asked if the meeting led to the issue of some recommendations, Al-Mughamis said that no recommendations were made by the meeting, "as it is just a technical working team that had some questions, and wanted to get some answers for them, and so it is a kind of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in order to clarify some matters that may be unknown for Iraqi brothers."〈=en&PHPSESSID=1bd67d02c3de2e576f93ee15fcfdef22

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Kuwait frozen Iraqi Airways funds in JordanPosted: May 27, 2011 by THE CURRENCY NEWSHOUND - Just Hopin in Iraqi Dinar/Politics

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqi Airways, Iraqi Army, kuwait, New York World, Politics of Iraq, United States 0Baghdad, May 27 (Rn) – The Transport Ministry on Friday that Kuwait has to freeze the assets of Iraqi Airways in Jordan because of financial problems is outdated.

The adviser said the ministry Karim Nouri, told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “Kuwait has to freeze the assets of the airline Iraqi air due to financial problems and debts with Iraq against the background of the invasion” in the nineties of the last century.

The Iraqi government has replaced the former Iraqi Airways because of differences with the Kuwaiti side, which demands that Iraq pay 1,2 billion dollars due to the 10 aircraft seized and looted Kuwait Airport Kuwait during the Iraqi Army to Kuwaiti territory in August, August 1990.

Nouri said that “Iraq’s Transport Ministry will study the subject and approached Kuwait to resolve the issue through dialogue, during the next few days.”

This comes as seen diplomatic relations between Iraq and Kuwait, the tension high at the time were raised when the calls Iraq’s “close” the Kuwaiti embassy and the “expulsion” of the ambassador from Baghdad to protest the decision by Kuwait to construct the port said by the Iraqis that would lead to the narrow waterway to the Iraqi ports .

Nouri said that “the Ministry of Transport are directed to the technical solutions and legal final with Kuwait without taking any decisions Michjnp could step up positions between the two countries.”

The Iraqi government has the financial compensation to Kuwait increased by $ 150 million, but that Kuwait is now demanding one billion and 300 million dollars, claiming that they accrued interest.

The Iraqi Airways was founded in 1937 by the Aeronautical Society of Iraq and now known as Club Firnas air and was used at the beginning of its inception the British planes and Soviet-made.

In the seventies allowed the United States to Iraqi Airways planes using the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York World.

In 2008, the Iraqi government has contracted with Boeing to buy 40 new aircraft from Taraziha the new 737 and 787 Dreamliners with purchase rights for an additional 15 aircraft to be delivered during 2013 and a total value of the contract amounted to 5.5 billion dollars.

As the Iraqi government signed a contract with another company Bompagdi Canadian to buy 10 aircraft CRJ900 medium-sized or regional levels with the right to buy 10 other aircraft in the future.

Has begun delivery of the first aircraft CRJ900 Bompagdi coming from Zurich to the city of Erbil in October 2008.

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