Iraq reached an agreement worth $ 500 million to settle the debt with Kuwait

14/03/2012 15:28

malikiErbil, March 14 / March (Rn) – The media advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that Iraq has reached an agreement worth $ 500 million with Kuwait to settle the debt back to the Gulf War prevented the Iraqi Airways to fly to the West. quoted “Reuters” Ali al-Moussawi from Kuwait, which is visiting Iraqi Prime Minister now, saying that “Iraq will pay under the agreement $ 300 million in cash to Kuwait and will invest another $ 200 million in airline Kuwaiti-Iraqi operation.” and added that “Kuwait in return will stop the legal proceedings against Iraqi Airways.” In 2010, tried to lawyers Kuwaiti detention of aircraft for Iraqi Airways in the first flight to London. and the issue of Iraqi Airways is part of the conflict, long-term between Iraq and Kuwait on the compensation of billions of dollars for the invasion of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein of Kuwait in 1990-1991. Maliki arrived in Kuwait this morning Wednesday at the head of a delegation to discuss the outstanding issues between the two countries. The debt on top of these files in addition to the demarcation of land and sea borders and the issue of the port of Mubarak, which created a kind of political tension between Baghdad and Kuwait during the past months. But the visit comes after showing countries in the recent support for the resolution of disputes that back to the nineties of the last century, after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. and Kuwait announced earlier in the willingness to turn the page past and start a new page of its foreign relations with Iraq on the basis of mutual respect which the positions of Hatrha when Iraq is through the declaration of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Kuwait rejected out of Iraq from Chapter VII of the UN Security Council until the fulfillment of its obligations owed ​​with respect to three files is the issue of missing Kuwaitis and archives, as well as the issue of border demarcation between the two countries. It is possible to affect the negotiations the two sides on the decision taken by the UN Security Council in June next on the possibility of exit from Iraq Chapter VII. Open: Abdullah Sabri