Mubasher: The Kuwaiti ambassador to Baghdad, Salem Al-Zamanan, confirmed today, Saturday, that the Compensation Committee will issue a decision to permanently close the file of financial compensation, indicating that the pledges of the donors’ conference are still valid.
Al-Zamanan said, during his visit to Anbar Governorate, to the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “Since 2003, Kuwait has been a supporter of Iraq in various fields and has participated in alleviating the suffering of the displaced by building camps and providing them with the equipment they need, caravan schools and mobile medical clinics.”
He pointed out that “Kuwait at the donors’ conference in 2018 had contributions through a $100 million grant, which was allocated to the stricken governorates, including Anbar Governorate,” noting that “there are pledges in the Kuwait conference that still exist, as one billion dollars were allocated for the rehabilitation of infrastructure, as well as billion dollar investment.
On the compensation file, Al-Zamanan said, “The compensation approved by the United Nations had a deduction to meet it, and a decision will be issued close to the Compensation Committee to close this file permanently.”
And the Prime Minister’s Adviser for Economic Affairs, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, announced in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), last Thursday, that “Iraq has ended the Kuwait war compensation file, as it paid the last payment of dues about less than 45 million dollars,” noting, that “with this, it paid Iraq has fulfilled all of its obligations imposed on it under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter and relevant Security Council resolutions in 1991.