Sources reveal the Kuwaiti Iraqi agreement to cancel the debt in exchange for recognition Maliki marks the border
Monday, 12 March 2012 12:12 GMT

Sumerian News / Baghdad
revealed Kuwaiti diplomatic sources, on Monday, that Kuwait agreed to drop all the debts owed ​​by Iraq for the latter's consent to the demarcation of the border with Kuwait in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations, as pointed out that the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will sign this agreement officially during his visit upcoming visit to Kuwait, then submit it to parliament for approval. The sources said "Alsumaria News" that "both Iraq and Kuwait agreed in recent weeks that the fall of Kuwait all the debts owed ​​by Iraq, but compensation, compared to acknowledge Iraq Kuwait's borders and in accordance with the decision of the United United 883 for the year 1993 in addition to the recognition of places of border markers have been erected between the two countries. " The sources said that "This agreement has been settled in during the visit by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari to Kuwait at the end of last February," and added that "Zebari Download to Kuwaiti officials Iraqi initiative to cancel debt owed ​​by Iraq, which exceed $ 120 billion for the approval of the Iraqi government on border demarcation and recognition marks the current border and the granting of Kuwaiti investments in Iraq. " him and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, during a visit to Kuwait on 29 February , the Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, an official invitation from President Jalal Talabani, to attend the Arab Summit to be held in Baghdad at the end of next March, as discussed with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah to resolve the outstanding issues in the relations between the two countries and the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's visit to Kuwait. showed sources that "the agreement text also that Kuwait is to pay the debts of Iraq for Kuwaiti companies to contribute, such as oil tankers and cargo from its own account that raises Thread media that Iraq is paid that debt." The sources pointed out that "the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who expected to arrive in Kuwait a few days after an official visit to sign this agreement, to be passed by the Parliament through parliamentary bloc for approval and therefore the agreement is valid. " The sources confirmed that "the Iraqi side showed through its officials who visited Kuwait recently, in preparation for Maliki's visit , its full readiness to terminate the outstanding issues with Kuwait, especially in light of developments and crises in the region," "and considered that" Iraq does not want to be in isolation from its surroundings after the fall of Syria and thus began to think seriously to resolve the outstanding issues with Kuwait to gain an important gateway to the Gulf. " said sources that "the agreement of Kuwait Iraqi did not address the issue of compensation as related to the UN resolutions," but it showed that "if it showed Iraq a serious move in this agreement, the Kuwait recommendations will be a positive affinity Iraq with this file, including in the interest of Iraq and relieve him of the burden of those decisions. " and prepares Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to visit Kuwait in a few days to discuss outstanding issues, including border demarcation and reparations and debts owed ​​by Iraq as well as opportunities for cooperation between the two countries, according to the words of government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh, while students and foreign ministers of the Council GCC, on 5 March current, Iraq to complete the implementation of international resolutions issued in favor of Kuwait, most notably the completion of the issue of maintenance of border markers in implementation of resolution 833. The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah announced on January 16, 2012, that the political leadership is keen to develop a road map to help Iraq implement its international obligations, and revealed the proposal Kuwaiti display on the side of Iraq that are invested part of the compensation in Iraq, and pointed out that Kuwait has entered with Iraq in a housing project to compensate for Iraqi farmers who had their property included within the Kuwaiti border when the border demarcation according to the UN Security Council Resolution 833, was assigned to the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development in collaboration with a consulting office global conceptualization of the project. It is noteworthy that the UN Security Council issued Resolution No. 833 in 1993, which 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 following international pressure, officials insist the Iraqis that the demarcation of the border between the two countries were by force, and led to the deduction of Iraqi territory in terms of Safwan and the area of Umm Qasr, as well as reducing the area of territorial waters.