Kuwait: Maliki's visit we look forward with interest to complete the negotiations and resolve outstanding issues
Editor: HAH Wednesday, 11 K 2 2012 11:19 GMT
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah
Alsumaria News / Kuwait
Kuwait's government announced, on Wednesday, the postponement of the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki because of concern the general election, while affirming that they are looking forward with interest-Maliki's visit to complete the negotiations and resolve outstanding issues.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al-Sabah said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah telephoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and told him to postpone his visit to Kuwait because of the Government's preoccupation with the general election" .

The morning that "the Kuwaiti government are looking forward to the visit of Prime Minister of Iraq to complete the negotiations and resolve outstanding issues," noting that "the Iraqi-Kuwaiti joint and developed a roadmap to develop the solutions for all the sticking points and complete what has been reached during the discussions held during the year 2011."

The Iraqi government announced, in mid-November 2011, that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's invitation from his Kuwaiti counterpart Nasser Hamad to visit Kuwait, to discuss outstanding issues between the two countries and find ways to solve them.

The Council announced support for Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations, at the 24 of November last, that the Iraqi government is preparing to hand over to Kuwait as part of its archives, who lost in 1991 and, while stressing that the Iraqi government is serious in the search for missing Kuwaiti, he pointed to the missing disappeared after the fall of the regime the former.

And detection of the Council, in the 26 of last September, to take the Iraqi government decisions strict limit trade with Kuwait, stressing that it was raising fees on trucks coming from Kuwait, from 25 thousand dinars to $ 100, and to prevent the passage of more than 60 trucks per day through the port Safwan border after the 2000 closed.

He asked Iraq in the 27 of July last, officially from Kuwait to stop work temporarily Port Mubarak, so make sure that the rights of Iraq in the shipping lines and sail free and security in the shared water are not affected in the event of construction of the port, while Kuwait said, the same day, for refusing the request Iraq to stop the construction of the port of Mubarak, saying that Iraq's request in this regard is not based on any legal basis, and with renewed emphasis on it is located within the Kuwaiti border, she noted that the port does not impede navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah.

And escalated disputes between Iraq and Kuwait since it began on the sixth of April, the establishment of the port of Mubarak the Great on the island of Bubiyan near the Iraqi coast, after exactly a year to develop Iraq's transport ministry foundation stone for the construction of the port of Faw, causing the outbreak of the crisis between the two countries, In a time when there Kuwaitis that Mainahm will have the results of economic and strategic task, confirms officials and Iraqi experts that the port of Kuwait will reduce the importance of Iraqi ports, and restrict navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah channel leading to the ports of Umm Qasr and Khor Al-Zubair, and make the draft port of Faw no value.

And began to file border disputes and oil between Iraq and Kuwait, after Britain decided in 1961 granting the independence of Kuwait, the rejection of the late Prime Minister Abdul Karim Qasim recognition, called the time to annex Kuwait to spend Basra, despite the recognition of the Iraqi government, which was dominated by the Baath party in 1963 after dropping system Abdel-Karim Kassem, the independence of Kuwait deal said by some historians that it was in return for giving the Iraqi government money because of the deficit was experienced, but that the former president Saddam Hussein, who belongs to the same party, decided on the second of August 1990 invasion of Kuwait against the background of the problems on the border and Tsmha and conflict on some oil wells.

The UN Security Council issued Resolution 833 in 1993, provides for the demarcation of the border between Iraq and Kuwait, which has a length of 216 km through the formation of an international commission to demarcate the border between the two parties, which was rejected by the regime of President Saddam Hussein first, but it was approved by the end of 1994 after pressure international, and Iraqi officials affirm that the demarcation of the border between the two countries were strong, and led to the deduction of Iraqi territory in terms of Safwan and Umm Qasr, as well as reducing the area of ​​Iraqi territorial waters, while urging the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Iraq in November 16 of last year , to fulfill its obligations to Kuwait, in particular with regard to Security Council resolution No. (833) on the demarcation of the border between them to get out of the penalty provisions of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.