Kuwait is on its way to help put Iraq address the issue of remains of Kuwaiti prisoners and Kuwaiti properties to rapidly close this file, a senior official of government said on Sunday.
Kuwait has been behaving flexible in helping out Iraq exit from Chapter VII of the UN Chapter and is ready to place proposal for the assistance for the Iraqi side to finalize the issue of remains of Kuwaiti prisoners and Kuwaiti properties to speed up the end of this file, Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah told the reporters on sidelines of a reception by Bahrain Embassy on occasion of the Gulf Kingdom’s 41st Independence Day.
Kuwait, he said asked the UN to extend the mandate of UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) to include the search for Kuwaiti properties and remains of prisoners.
UNAMI’s mandate can be extended as the term of Gennady Tarasov, UN high-level Coordinator for missing Kuwaiti and third country nationals and of missing Kuwaiti property, terminates later this month.
Sheikh Sabah said recently that Iraq has given honor to many international obligations with little remaining to be met.
Kuwait has made itself ready to provide ample of support for Iraq to speed up the resolution of the file of remains of Kuwaiti prisoners, Kuwait national archive and properties.
Asked about His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah’s visit to Iraq, Sheikh Sabah said that Iraq and Kuwait were preparing 10 cooperation contracts and once these deals are ready His Highness the Prime Minister will visit Iraq in return of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki’s visit to Kuwait last March.
Sheikh Sabah said members of Iraq-Kuwait joint committee would be meeting during the first quarter of next year.