UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutierrez said today that the return of part of the Kuwaiti property that his former regime had looted to Kuwait was an important step towards the full normalization of relations between the two countries.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutierrez welcomed the Iraqi government’s return of Kuwaiti property to Kuwait last Tuesday, an important step towards full normalization of relations between the two countries.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations praised the efforts made by the Governments of Iraq and Kuwait to resolve outstanding issues between them and called for their continued constructive participation in the closure of the missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and property, including national archives pursuant to Security Council resolution 2107 (2013) .
Guterich stressed that the United Nations will remain fully committed to resolving all outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait.
UN Special Envoy to Iraq Jan Kubic said in a special report on Iraq before the UN Security Council that representatives of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry had handed over a collection of 2,600 books to Kuwait, archives from the radio archive, a sword and a precious plaque.
He added that Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim confirmed his country’s commitment to return all property to Kuwait. Kubish pointed out that the new Iraqi government is a solution to the differences and outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad of its priorities .. He commended its commitment to the file of lost Kuwaiti property and its commitment to resolve all remaining outstanding issues with Kuwait.