Kuwait PM in Baghdad Today: Surprise visit will discuss Iraq’s exit from Chapter VII sanctions (3 articles)

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Kuwait PM in Iraq amid warming ties
June 12, 2013 02:10 PM

BAGHDAD: Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah landed in Iraq on Wednesday for a surprise one-day visit as the two countries look to cement improving ties and resolve a swathe of long-running disputes.

Sabah was met at Baghdad airport by his Iraqi counterpart Nuri al-Maliki.

Along with signing bilateral agreements on the economy, education, culture and the environment, Kuwait and Iraq will also focus on unresolved disagreements stemming from Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of the Gulf emirate.

Many of the two countries’ outstanding issues have, however, been resolved in recent months as Iraq has sought to be removed from Chapter 7 of the UN charter, which allows for sanctions ranging from economic measures to an arms embargo.

Kuwait has so far received about $30 billion in war reparations, with payments expected to be completed in 2015.

The two countries have in recent months also asked the UN to start repairing border markers, and have worked to reach a final settlement on a dispute between their state-run airlines.



Morning in Baghdad at the head of the Kuwaiti delegation high and Iraq is seeking to pave the talks exit from Chapter VII

Baghdad / Mesalla: Up Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to Baghdad before noon on Wednesday, on an official visit at the head of a senior Kuwaiti delegation where he will discuss with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Iraqi government officials in the outstanding issues between the two countries.

A government source said earlier in a statement “obelisk” that “Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah will visit Baghdad on Wednesday and will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to discuss the outstanding issues and bilateral relations between the two countries.”

According to the source, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister will arrive in Baghdad at ten o’clock in the morning at the head of a government delegation, where he is scheduled to be greeted by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and a number of ministers and Iraqi officials.

The two sides enter the in-depth talks to discuss outstanding issues and ways to resolve after the two countries cut a great achievement and way to resolve the outstanding issues between the two countries.

He will meet Sabah and his accompanying delegation also chairman of the House of Representatives and his deputies and a number of deputies in parliament.

He will also hold Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari told a news conference following the signing of agreements between the technical committees on both sides with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

The government source said that the visit of Prime Minister of Kuwait Jaber Al-Mubarak planned to Baghdad was planned earlier but was delayed for technical reasons belonging to the question of technical and regulatory arrangements in relation to the agenda and the obligations of the prime ministers of the two countries.

The talks are expected to yield between Iraq and Kuwait for closing files stuck paving years ago to remove Iraq from Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

Iraq signed by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, a memorandum of understanding with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah on the arrangements for the maintenance of the physical borders and finance the construction of a residential complex in the area of Umm Qasr, Iraq seeks to resolve his problems with Kuwait, represented by the “maritime delimitation and land, and file missing, and compensation for those affected by the demarcation, and one Iraqi Airways was paid U.S. $ 500 million, as a result of the former regime. “

He said Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said the remainder of the debt of Kuwait to Iraq is only $ 11 billion out of $ 52 billion and if we have to pay this amount Vsikhrj Iraq entirely of Chapter VII, noting that Iraq came actually from Chapter VII in his dealings Foreign .

The Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari signed late last month with Martin Kobler Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, the Convention on the delivery of the amount of damages assessed by the Security Council to compensate Iraqi farmers, as part of the process of maintaining marks the border between Iraq and Kuwait, 2015.



Kuwaiti Prime Minister in Baghdad to end the UN Security Council sanctions
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 09:26

Up Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to the capital, Baghdad, on an official visit, are expected to end the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council on Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait more than two decades ago.

An official at the Iraqi government’s “Twilight News”, it is due to hold Kuwaiti Prime Minister intensive talks with the Iraqi government, to terminate the pending issues imposed by the Security Council concerning the demarcation of the border and compensation invasion and missing.

He is also scheduled to discuss Jaber with his counterpart Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq out of Chapter VII, a goal that the Iraqi government is working to achieve in addition to the remainder of the compensation invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, amounting to $ 11 billion.

Iraq pledged last week, in a memorandum of understanding signed by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and the Kuwaiti Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah to protect workers in the demarcation of the border with Kuwait.

The parties agreed to compensate farmers whose land entered into Kuwait and financing a housing project for Iraqis who entered their homes within Kuwaiti territory as a result of the demarcation of the border between the two countries against Kuwait pledged efforts to remove Iraq from Chapter VII.

And pushed Iraq to Kuwait $ 41 billion compensation for the war and remained there 11 billion dollars Cisddha to come out of the consequences of Chapter VII in 2015.

Has been able to Iraq during the last years of the implementation of most of its obligations under Security Council resolutions and the repercussions of Chapter VII of the UN Charter and remained one issue related files of missing persons and prisoners of war, archives and Kuwaiti property looted by forces of the former Iraqi regime’s occupation of Kuwait the summer of 1990.

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