Iraq and Kuwait meet tomorrow in Baghdad to discuss shared files [Expanded]

Iraq and Kuwait meet tomorrow in Baghdad to discuss shared files [Expanded]

Saturday, 27 December / 1 December 2014 11:28

Iraq and Kuwait meet tomorrow in Baghdad to discuss shared files - Expanded[Follow-where]

Iraqi – Kuwaiti Higher Joint Committee held its fourth meeting tomorrow in Baghdad to discuss aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels and the development prospects of joint cooperation in various fields.

The convening of the bilateral meeting after a visit by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the head of a ministerial delegation to Kuwait last Sunday one-day and two delegations held two meetings extensive research, energy, investment, industry, transport, external relations and the situation regional security issues, and security threats to the guerrilla terrorist Daash files again.

It is scheduled to preside over the Iraqi side in the meeting of the Joint Committee on Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, while the Kuwaiti delegation will be chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

The meeting was preceded by the approval of Kuwait to the request of Iraq, who is facing a financial crisis for the drop in oil prices Alaalmih- postpone the last payment of compensation owed to Kuwait in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and the $ 4.6 billion for a period of one year also agreed to request the United Nations have been paying Iraq ratio of five in percent of its oil revenues as compensation for material losses caused by the Iraqi regime’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

The establishment of the joint ministerial committee between Iraq and Kuwait in the January 12, 2011 implementation of what has been agreed upon between the governments of the two countries in order to enhance communication and exchange of visits and the embodiment of links and fraternal relations and common interests.

The first meetings of the Iraqi Committee held a joint -alkwytah in 2011 in Kuwait, where he confirmed his commitment to the Iraqi side, which all international resolutions issued by the Security Council, particularly the decision to 833 demarcation of the border between the two countries.

In 2012 the second meeting of the Joint Higher Committee held in Baghdad to complement the meetings for the first session and the resolution of outstanding issues between the two files and culminated in the meeting to sign the two agreements The first relates to the formation of a joint committee for bilateral cooperation, while the second addressed to regulate navigation in the Khor Abdullah as collateral for the interests of Iraq navigation and trade was also discussed diary Understanding relating to double taxation and investment promotion and protection of trade and economic and technical cooperation.

As a complement to the positive steps between the two countries held the third session of the Higher Ministerial Committee common in Kuwait last year and culminated in the signing of two agreements Mnitin promotion and protection of investments between the two countries and tourism cooperation.

The Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations have witnessed in recent years, a positive development of concrete at various levels, where the Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in 2012 historic visit to Iraq, during which the delegation was headed by the State of Kuwait to the 23 Arab summit in Baghdad and was to visit a profound impact in the consolidation of relations between the two countries .

He visited Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, the former Kuwait in 2013, where two memoranda of understanding signed with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid The first relates to the arrangements for the maintenance of the physical representation of the border and the second operation on the financing of the construction of a residential complex in Umm Qasr.

And ratified the Iraqi parliament in the same year on the establishment of a joint committee for cooperation between the governments of the two countries to promote friendship and bilateral cooperation relations and resolve outstanding issues between the two commitment to international conventions and resolutions to reach a comprehensive settlement promote a solid ground for the fraternal relations agreement.

Kuwait and played in the political side an important role in Iraq out of the provisions of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations that Iraq has made significant gains in the restoration of full sovereignty and its role in the region.

On the economic front visited the Chairman of the National Commission for Investment in Iraq, Sami al-Araji, 2012 Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuwait in order to review key economic sectors available in Iraq, where officials in the room confirmed that the business Kuwaitis and investors will be the first entrepreneurs to invest in Iraq when the circumstances.

The important step, which completed a bridge of communication between the two countries when an Iraqi Airways plane landed in the February 27, 2013 on the runway of the airport in Kuwait Amiri airport was received what was considered a significant indicator of the return of normal relations in this area welcomed.

It is noteworthy that the diplomatic relations between the two countries resumed in 2006 with the re-opening of the Iraqi Embassy in Kuwait and then the opening of the Kuwaiti Embassy in Baghdad in 2008.anthy