United Nations: the maintenance of border markers between Iraq and Kuwait need 8 months and must be removed first excesses

Saturday 05 May 2012

Sumerian News / Baghdad 
announced the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations, Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi, Saturday, that the international organization believes that the maintenance project marks the border between Kuwait and Iraq needs eight months to be completed, confirming that it is the United Nations require removal of “excesses” that obscure the vision to start maintenance work. Al-Otaibi said in an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) after meeting his Iraqi counterpart, Hamid al-Bayati, with Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe, said that “the meeting was very positive, and both parties are ready to urge the United Nations to begin the project,” pointing out that “International Organization believes that the implementation of the project before the end of the month of October next will not be easy.”explained Al-Otaibi that “officials predicted internationalists suggest that they need for almost eight months to complete the project,” and that “there are actions to be taken, including a tender to the contractor which will be implemented , “noting that” the actual achievement needs to be two months at the very least, taking climatic factors into account. ” said the Kuwaiti ambassador that “the United Nations requires many things to start the project, the most important to remove excesses of border signs that obscure vision as a basis.” said Al-Otaibi that “the two sides listened during the meeting to inform the detailed maintenance project of the United Nations concerned, in the presence of officials from the Department of political administration and management of maps and security management,” stressing “the need for the team a UN technical field visit preliminary to the border to assess the status of border markers, especially that the United Nations sent another technical team to inspect the marks in 2006. ” As for the financing of the project, he drew Otaibi that “the United Nations fears that exceed the cost of original expectations, especially after the expiration of six years on the initial assessment, which may make them have to increase its budget . ” For his part, the Iraqi ambassador Hamid al-Bayati, the tripartite meeting as “historic,” saying that “for the first time in the history of the United Nations to meet the Iraqi ambassador and his Kuwaiti counterpart officials of the United Nations to follow up on maintenance of border signs.” Al-Bayati said, “We sent a message and a realistic, practical and immediately useful that Baghdad and Kuwait agreed to solve the problems, all of which occurred after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in order to seek out the withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII final. ” For his part, expressed Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Political Affairs on “WHO’s concern for the international issue of improving relations between Kuwait and Iraq quickly, “praising the” ministerial meeting between the two sides held last week and decided upon which the settlement of outstanding issues, including borders and Chapter VII. ” but the UN official added that the “can not solve all things immediately, it requires a great deal of work.” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, the first of May 2012, that the meetings conducted by a few days ago in Baghdad with the Iraqi government have resulted in agreement on the maintenance of border markers once and for all, in addition to the establishment of a joint committee between the two countries to oversee the implementation of the agreement. were the meetings of the Iraqi-Kuwaiti joint in Baghdad , on the 29th of April 2012, and announced, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari after the completion of the signing of a protocol with Kuwait for the organization of navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah, confirming that it will sign more protocols during the visit of Prime Minister of Kuwait Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah to Iraq in the last quarter of this year . and formed the Committee of Ministers the Iraqi-Kuwaiti joint in the 12 of January 2011, to resolve the outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait, according to international resolutions, having held its first meeting on the 27 of March 2011, her talks in Kuwait to resolve outstanding issues between the parties. The delegation of media Kuwait to Iraq included ministers, MPs called for, in the April 27, 2012, to the need for Iraq’s accession to the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the activation of the Silk Road to serve the common interests and economic development in the region, but the government has confirmed the words of its spokesman, two days after that this step is not included at this time because of the contrast in economic capacity, considering that this is not likely to tip Iraq, while warning that the time may dissolve Iraq under the presence of the great financial and economic development of the GCC countries. The Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on April 27, 2012, the importance of developing relations between Iraq and Kuwait in all fields, particularly economic, renewed the invitation of Kuwaiti companies to invest in Iraq. and came to invite Kuwait to Iraq’s accession to the Gulf Cooperation Council after about a week to visit the son of the Emir of Kuwait and the Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad to Sulaymaniyah in (April 19, 2012), which revealed the existence of orientation Kuwaiti partnership with Iraq within the system of regional countries in North Bay, in a move to diversify its economy so that it does not depend on oil as a whole. It is noteworthy that Iraq is under since 1990 under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations imposed after the invasion of the former regime of Saddam Hussein, Kuwait in August of the same year, this item allows the use of force against Iraq as a threat to international security, in addition to large amounts of frozen assets in the financial world banks to pay compensation to those affected by the invasion.