UN Sec General welcomes Iraq, Kuwait’s concerted efforts to normalize their bilateral relations

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Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:17 | | |

The UN Secretary-General, Baan Ki-moon announced that he made phone calls with the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki and the Emir of Kuwait prior to his meeting with the Permanent Representatives of both countries to the UN.

In a statement received by AIN, the United Nations said “The Secretary-General welcomed the growing momentum for the full normalization of bilateral relations between Iraq and Kuwait. During a joint meeting with Mr. Mansour al-Otaibi, Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the UN, and Mr. Mohamed al-Hakim, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the UN, the Secretary-General praised Iraq’s commitment to fulfilling its Chapter VII obligations and commended Kuwait for the flexibility it extended.”

” The Secretary-General had been pleased to inform the Security Council about the establishment of the Kuwait-Iraq bilateral boundary arrangement, which signaled the full implementation of Security Council resolution (No.833),” the statement added.

“He offered strong encouragement for this welcome process. He informed the two Permanent Representatives that prior to the meeting with them he had spoken by telephone to both the Emir of Kuwait and the Prime Minister of Iraq, and had conveyed similar messages,” the statement concluded.

UN Secretary General congratulates Kuwait and Iraq on positive development and progress in their bilateral relations

11 : 20 AM – 13/06/2013
New York: June 13 — (BNA)– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed satisfaction at “growing momentum” for full normalization of the Kuwaiti-Iraqi relations that was recently crowned by the visit of the Kuwaiti Premier His Highness Sheikh Jabir Mubarak Al-Jabir Al-Sabah to the Iraqi Capital, Baghdad, and the signing of some agreements and memoranda of understanding, according to the sisterly Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) today.

What’s been done in the past weeks is an accomplishment, Mr. Ban Ki-moon said after meeting with both the Permanent Delegate of Kuwait at the UN, Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi, and his Iraqi counterpart Mohammad Ali Al-Hakim, yesterday who handed over a signed memorandum of understanding for the purpose of establishing a joint committee to address border issues between both countries.

Prior to the meeting with the two envoys, Ban had telephoned the Amir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Jabir Al-Sabah and the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to express his satisfaction at the improvement of the bilateral relation, KUNA added.

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