Kuwait wants to dis­cuss with Iraq repa­ra­tion of re­main­ing com­pen­sa­tions

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The State of Kuwait an­nounced yes­ter­day de­sire and readi­ness to start con­sul­ta­tions with Iraq over the repa­ra­tion of the re­main­ing com­pen­sa­tions of Iraq’s 1990 in­va­sion of Kuwait, es­ti­mated at $4.6 bil­lion. Ad­dress­ing the 81st ses­sion of the UN Com­pen­sa­tion Com­mis­sion (UNCC), Chair­man of the Pub­lic Author­ity for As­sess­ment of Com­pen­sa­tion (PAAC) Khaled Al-Mud­haf said that Kuwait is ready to dis­cuss the is­sue with Iraq un­der the aegis of the UNCC.

Mud­haf stressed Kuwait’s readi­ness to of­fer tech­ni­cal sup­port to Iraq through the UNCC re­gard­ing claims sub­mit­ted to the Iraqi ju­di­ciary to help close this dossier once and for all. He pointed out that Kuwait has pre­vi­ously agreed on two re­quests from Iraq to post­pose the pay­ment of the re­main­ing com­pen­sa­tions till Jan­uary 2018, with no ef­fect what­so­ever on the UNSC res­o­lu­tions, as it was clar­i­fied in the of­fi­cial let­ter sent by Kuwait’s First Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled AlHa­mad Al-Sabah to Iraqi For­eign Min­is­ter Ibrahim Al-Jaa­fari. He ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the role played by the UNCC and its ac­tiv­i­ties to co­or­di­nate be­tween both sides. The UNCC is a sub­sidiary or­gan of the United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil. It was es­tab­lished in ac­cor­dance with Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions 687 and 692 to process claims and pay com­pen­sa­tion for di­rect losses and dam­age suf­fered by in­di­vid­u­als, cor­po­ra­tions, Gov­ern­ments and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions as a di­rect re­sult of Iraq’s un­law­ful in­va­sion and oc­cu­pa­tion of Kuwait. — KUNA

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