Iraq and Kuwait bundled agreement [the Khawr Abd Allah] navigation to the United Nations

Iraq and Kuwait bundled agreement [the Khawr Abd Allah] navigation to the United Nations

Friday, 20  December 2013 10:24

Iraq and Kuwait bundled agreement navigation to the United Nations[Follow-up – where]

Iraq and Kuwait filed by the permanent delegates at the United Nations, the Secretary-General of the international organization, Ban Ki-moon, the bilateral agreement on the organization of maritime navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah, ratified by countries.

The Iraq and Kuwait have signed Monday via the Foreign Ministers of the two countries and accommodation had two agreements to encourage and protect investments between the two countries, and tourism cooperation, in addition to the minutes of the meeting of the Committee on the organization of navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah.

In the news seen by all of Iraq [where] that “the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi said that he explained to the Secretary-General of the United Nations the importance of this agreement because it reaffirms its commitment to a two-state resolution 833 issued by the Security Council in 1993 regarding the demarcation of the international boundary between the two countries and respect for international law relating to international navigation. ”

The Kuwaiti ambassador to the United Nations that “the agreement would [Khawr Abd Allah] to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.”

For his part, Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon “expressed his happiness receipt of this agreement and satisfaction with the improvement and development of the relationship between the two countries, which he described as moving in the right direction.”

The Convention provides for the establishment of the Management Committee of the joint of the most prominent tasks regulate navigation in “the Khawr Abd Allah” and ensure the safety of the waterway and the preservation of the environment, in addition to other things, including maintenance of the creek and the deepening and widening of the fairway and dealing with fishing vessels in the waterway.

The Iraqi government approved on 30 January last year, Kuwait signed an agreement with regard to the regulation of navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah, overlooking the Gulf.

The head of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi said in 22 of the last September, commenting on the parliament’s approval of the agreement, “This agreement is very useful for Iraq, according to my belief and conviction both voted for and we are with the majority opinion, and there are ways to challenge the agreement, but we believe that the law fairly and will not harm in the relationship between the two countries in the interests of Iraq or foreign. ”

The student vice chairman of the Committee of the Regions and the provinces parliamentary Mansour al-Tamimi presidency to veto the agreement.

For its part, the Bar Association has announced the establishment of a lawsuit in Federal Court to demand the repeal of the Convention “because it leads to alienate Iraq’s water and close the waterway connector for the ports of Umm Qasr and Khor Al-Zubair and affecting trade in Iraq.”

According to the Convention on the navigation in the port of Khor Abdullah, the ships passing through the channel down flags in the Iraqi and Kuwaiti sides and will not raise any flag. Ended.