Iraq’s PM confers with UN Delegation on suspended issues with Kuwait
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has discussed in Baghdad on Sunday with a United Nations Delegation, the suspended issues with the State of Kuwait, along with the strengthening of the UN role in all development fields in Iraq.
“Maliki has received in Baghdad today (Sunday) the Acting UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Len Pasko and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Iraq, Ad Melkert, with whom he discussed the UN role in Iraq,” a statement by the Prime Minister’s office reported, adding that “the Prime Minister had highly assessed the role of the UN Secretary-General for his supporting positions for Iraq.
“Both sides have discussed the suspended issues with Kuwait and the activity of the Joint Committee between both countries, scheduled to meet in Baghdad soon,” the statement added.
The Acting UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on his part had assessed the role of the Prime Minister to support the UN activity in Iraq and his instructions, related to the allocation of a special building, to comprise all UN offices in Iraq, reiterating that “the UN would move all its Iraq’s offices, now situated abroad, to Baghdad, in the nearest possible time.”
The Acting UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs, meanwhile, handed over a letter from the UN Secretary-General to Prime Minister Maliki, inviting him to visit the United Nations in New York, the statement concluded.