Ban Ki-moon meets with Iraqi and Kuwaiti delegates
13/06/2013 11:30:00


BAGHDAD / NINA / Iraqi and Kuwaiti Permanent delegates, Ambassador Mohammed Ali Hakim and Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi met with Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations and handed him together a joint letter from the Governments of the two countries with a copy of the memorandum of understanding on the arrangements for the maintenance of the border, which indicates that Iraq has fulfilled its international obligations as a prelude to Iraq out of Chapter VII.

Hakim,, according to a Foreign Ministry statement today, confirmed to the secretary-general "the importance that the next report of the Secretary-General of the UN, which is supposed to be submitted to the Security Council on 14, June, should mention the positive developments between the two countries including the recommendation to get Iraq out from Chapter VII and end the decision / 833 / concerning the border with Kuwait and praising Iraq's efforts on missing Kuwaiti persons and archives.

Ki-moon described the "agreement between the two countries as historic moment, expressing his welcomed to the agreement, noting that he will inform the Security Council on the development of bilateral arrangements between Iraq and Kuwait on the border, which refers to full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution No. / 833 /.

Ki-moon said, "He made a contact with the Iraqi Prime Minister and the Amir of Kuwait, and blessed them personally to the political decision that opens the horizons for developing the relations between the two countries.

For his part, the Kuwaiti ambassador expressed "his happiness to meet Iraqi ambassador, noting that it represents the progress in relations between the two countries and their look forward to a better future.