UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23, (KUNA): Representative of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met Sunday with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
During the meeting, attended by Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the two senior officials discussed regional and international developments. They also exchanged views on the situation in Syria and international efforts to solve the conflict, stop bloodshed and alleviate suffering of the Syrian people. Sheikh Jaber and Ban discussed different visions to support the UN and boost its global credibility.
Sheikh Jaber commended Ban’s endeavors to tackle international issues, and affirmed Kuwait’s support for the Secretary General’s priorities during his second term in office. Sheikh Jaber expressed the government of Kuwait’s honest desire to iron out all outstanding issues with the government of Iraq including free navigation in Abdullah inlet and the legal cases against Iraq airways.
The Kuwaiti Prime Minister said he planned to visit Iraq soon to sign a number of agreements to pave way for Iraq to implement all UN resolutions and exit from Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Ban’s office issued a statement after the meeting saying the Secretary General reiterated his personal commitment towards normalization of relations between Kuwait and Iraq.
Iraq must fully and swiftly comply with all UN resolutions related to Kuwait, affirmed Ban.
Ban and Sheikh Jaber, said the statement, discussed the developments in the region including the Syrian conflict and the Middle East peace process.
The meeting was attended by Amiri Diwan Advisor Mohammad Abulhassan, Kuwait Ambassador to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi, Kuwait Ambassador to the US Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and director of Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister’s office Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah.