Kuwait reaffirms that it will not harm the interests of Iraq and…
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Wednesday, and an agreement with Kuwait not to harm the interests of Iraq, and stressed that the threats militias to neighboring countries “have no place”, while expressed Kuwait agreed to do consult international on the establishment of ports Mubarak and FAO.
Zebari said during a press conference Zebari and Transport Minister Hadi al-Amiri with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, said that “Kuwait confirmed and agreed with Iraq not to harm its interests (through the construction of the port of Mubarak),” noting that “the relations between two countries witnessed great development. “
Zebari responded to a question Bashat threats launched by the Secretary General of Hezbollah, the Iraqi confident Battat to Kuwait, saying that “militias threats to neighboring countries for the possibility in relations between Iraq and neighboring countries.”
For his part, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah his country’s welcome any advice on the establishment of international ports of Mubarak and FAO “, he underlined that Kuwait takes into account does not have to the detriment of the countries in the region.”
I left this afternoon Iraqi aircraft to Kuwait for the first time since 22 years, and included the plane and an official delegation headed by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and the membership and Transport Minister Hadi al-Amiri and a number of other officials, including Chairman of the Commission on Security and Defense Hassan Sinead addition to other legislators and journalists.
The Ministry of Transport announced earlier, on Wednesday, for the arrival of an Iraqi aircraft to Kuwait after a hiatus of more than 22 years.
The Iraqi Ministry of Transport announced, the first on Monday, (February 25, 2013), for the conduct of the first flight of Iraqi Airways to Kuwait on Wednesday, more than two decades, indicating that it invited a number of members of the House of Representatives and the Kuwaiti ambassador in Baghdad to participate in the trip, confirmed that the relevant authorities in the two countries “made unremitting efforts to resolve their problems inherited.”
The arrival of Iraqi aircraft to Kuwait, in conjunction with the celebration of National Day the second session, and festival “liberation” the twenty-second, which falls in the 26 of February of each year, the anniversary of the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which entered in August 1990, as organized Kuwaiti Embassy in Iraq, evening Tuesday, ceremonial Dharha Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and a number of officials in the government.
The Kuwaiti National Assembly approved, in the 22 of January 2013 the vast majority of the Convention on the liquidation of debts of Iraqi Airways, stressing that the Council referred the decree law of the Convention to the Government for approval.
And halted Iraqi Airways flights to a large number of European countries after Kuwait filed a lawsuit for damages suffered by the aircraft as a result of the Iraqi invasion in 1990, and demanded payment of one billion and 200 million dollars for Kuwait Airways.
And witnessed Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations in recent progress in relation to solving some outstanding problems, as the parties agreed during the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki last of Kuwait on the fourteenth of the month of March 2012, to end the issue of compensation for airline Kuwaiti and maintenance of border markers, as agreed the common foundations and frameworks to resolve all the files within short time scales, with the exception of Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, who accompanied Maliki on the trip to what has been agreed upon is significant progress with regard to the exit of Iraq from Chapter VII.
As a result, Kuwait announced on the third of April 2012, its intention to re-opening of the line to fly with Baghdad in the coming days for the first time in more than 21 years, promised that action is the culmination of efforts between the two countries in order to strengthen relations.
Kuwait has sent a formal letter to Iraq at the beginning of November 2012, proving the settlement of the issue of compensation due to the Iraqi Airways to pay the last $ 500 million in favor of Kuwait Airways.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in (October 2012) that the Emir of Kuwait and formally agreed to settle the issue of compensation Kuwait Airways incurred owed by Iraq, including bringing all restrictions and complications for efforts to rebuild the Iraqi Airways and freedom to buy new planes and create a fleet.
Following the decision of the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers approved the Iraqi in the 20/11/2012 allocation of $ 500 million in the budget year 2013, to settle the issue with Kuwait Airways, while announced authorize an adviser to Prime Minister for Legal Affairs negotiation and agreement.