Iraq, Kuwait sign letter of understandings: Geography, economics elevate political coordination

Posted: December 17, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
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Seeks two neighboring countries, Iraq and Kuwait to overcome the effects of past painful, and highlights them, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in the era of the former regime Aallgay 1991.

In a sign of the relations between the two countries to their overriding a lot of differences, particularly the border, and reparations to Kuwait in the last period.

According to Kuwaiti media, on Tuesday, said that “the meeting of the Committee of Kuwait – Iraq’s third open new horizons for cooperation between Kuwait and Iraq through two agreements for the promotion and protection of investment and tourism cooperation, as well as the approval of the minutes of regulation of navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah, which paves the way for the consolidation of relations and establishment of agreements later, according to the Foreign Ministers of the two countries. “

It was agreed that both Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid, on Monday, to say that “the relations of Kuwait – Iraq has seen positive developments in concrete during the past two years, making it the most prominent and the most positive in the midst of the fallout and regional developments of the current.”

Zebari keen to stress that “the Iraqi official stance towards Kuwait reflected by the Foreign Ministry and the Iraqi government spokesman only,” and expressed “his disapproval to target areas of Saudi Arabia from Iraqi groups.”

Zebari stressed, “We are against any work outside the law to harm Iraq’s relations with its neighbors.”

And trust between the two countries has strengthened in the last period, the agreement on the resumption of Iraqi Airways flights to Kuwait on February 28 last year, reflecting a desire to develop relationships, and to support countries mutual understanding, yesterday signed two agreements for the promotion and protection of investment as well as tourism cooperation.

He said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during his visit to Kuwait in early July 2006, the government has launched an ambitious program to attract Arab capital, especially Kuwaiti.

Maliki has denied the existence of a border crisis with Kuwait, saying, “We do not find a major crisis, but there is a technical issue committee is working on the follow-up.”

And ratified the two sides on Monday, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee on the organization of navigation in the Khor Abdullah and the signing of the official record of the joint committee, where the faces of the Convention in the Iraqi interior and divergent views about the feasibility and usefulness.

While considered the Foreign Relations Committee, parliamentary, in September 2013, “The Convention on the Regulation of navigation in the Khor Abdullah is a win-win situation for Iraq, and ease of damages caused by the decision of the demarcation of the border with Kuwait,” the MP for the Iraqi bloc free high Nassif revealed, in September 2013, for collect 80 signatures from MPs to appeal before the Federal Court, the Convention, while considered the General Company for Ports of Iraq, in August 2013, the Convention on the Regulation of maritime navigation between Iraq and Kuwait “negative step” will affect the navigation of Iraq, and that Iraq “has been under the Convention about half” Creek Abdullah.

But Iraq’s Transport Ministry denied at the time that “affect the Convention rights” navigational Iraq.

To remove the fears of the Kuwait conflict Khorabdallah statements about the agreement, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry confirmed that her opinion is the only one who represents the official view of the Convention.

Is associated with both Iraq and Kuwait next to the geographic and historical ties, make the consolidation of relations is inevitable, across the bypass solving the problem of Iraqi compensation to Kuwait, which was estimated at 177 billion U.S. dollars, and one debt with an estimated debt of Kuwait to Iraq at about 13 billion U.S. dollars and the demarcation of the border.

He said Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid said that “understandings with Iraq and put a clear mechanism is based on solid foundations and rules for discussion on all subjects of interest to the two countries and push these relations forward.”

He immortal saying, “I express my disapproval of Kuwait and condemned what witnessed Iraq of terrorist acts during the previous period aimed at undermining the innocent unarmed and destabilize the security and stability of the brotherly country”, suggesting that the two countries are determined to improve Baalaqathma of the prospects of geography and economics to political coordination common in the future.

Vary foreign policy in both countries, with regard to the position of the Syrian event, also said that Kuwait has close ties and alliances with countries accused by Baghdad to work to undermine the political process, such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

However, observers believe that Iraq can benefit from the role of Kuwait in this regard, as a means of future understandings with these two countries.

In this regard, he replied Sheikh immortal question about Kuwait’s desire to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia, “Saudi Arabia is a brotherly country and neighbor as that Iran is a major and important in the region, and what concerns us is the stability of the region and that all States to a position to discuss all matters to ensure the security of the region “.

In a prelude to the political coordination in the future, Zebari of Kuwait’s keenness to “denounce what has happened in Saudi border attacks from armed groups inside Iraq,” stressing that “measures on the border, Iraq – Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to prevent the occurrence of such incidents.”

The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad visit to Baghdad, the year 2012, by, described as historic by the Kuwaiti and Iraqi parties.

Since the second meeting of the Iraqi-Kuwaiti in Baghdad in April 2012, dismantled the two sides a lot of “contract” political, economic and historical that prevent normal relations, he came out of Iraq from Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations under Security Council Resolution 2107, and endorsed by Kuwait This historic step and dealt with all the support and flexibility.

Kuwait and expressed understanding of Iraq’s desire to restore its natural place on the regional and international arenas ..

Iraq also agreed to re-open a consulate in Basra to Kuwait and the opening of a new consulate in Erbil.

In a new episode of the series torque parties musk turf has signed an agreement of investment and tourism.

It is believed Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said “the current session of relations culminating in the hard work and quiet and literal meaning and in order to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries.”

In spite of the advanced understandings between the two sides, the bilateral relations are governed in large part by Security Council resolutions, making them hostage processors technical and procedural.

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