Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kuwait willing to sign a treaty, containing assurances of Iraq's port on the Mubarak Al-Kabeer

Kuwait willing to sign a treaty, containing assurances of Iraq's port on the Mubarak Al-Kabeer

Expressed the State of Kuwait, on Wednesday, ready to sign a treaty, containing assurances to the Iraqi side on the non-impact of the draft Port of Mubarak the Great to build the great port of Faw and Iraq's territorial waters, stressing that this project will bring economic benefit common to both countries.
The Media Director of the Ministry of State for Foreign Affairs of Iraq Laos Tamimi said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "State Minister Ali Alsjeri, received in his office today, the Kuwaiti ambassador to Iraq, to ​​the insured and discussed the main issues between the two sides, including the construction of the Mubarak Al-Kabeer, and its consequences."
Tamimi, that "the Kuwaiti Ambassador, he stressed that his country wanted to reassure the Iraqi people and Government that the draft port of Mubarak Al-Kabeer will not hinder the project Faw and Iraq's territorial waters," adding that "the Kuwaiti ambassador declared its readiness to sign the treaty in this regard."

 He added that "Kuwaiti ambassador brought a set of maps and satellite photos confirmed during Mubarak's project away from the draft FAO distance 20 km, as well as to achieve economic benefit for both countries."

 Tamimi and that "the two sides agreed to activate the other functional commissions to resolve all the files between the two countries, including the file remains and the Kuwaiti archives."

 The Iraqi Transport Minister Hadi al-Amiri said during a press conference held today in Basra province, and attended "Alsumaria News", Kuwait's decision to build a port Mubarak Al-Kabir near the Iraqi coast is a violation of the UN resolution adopted by the Security Council No. 833.

 He pointed out that the waterway will be within the Iraqi port of Kuwait, noting that construction of the port up to the border of water drawn by resolution 833 and in it a great injustice on Iraq. "

 Under the UN Security Council Resolution No. 833 which was issued on 27 March 1993, the adoption of the findings of the team demarcation of Kuwaiti-Iraqi border, the promise of its own demarcation of the border once and asked to respect that decision and commitment, non-violation of the bilateral border between Kuwait and Iraq, including border shipping .

 And proceeded to Kuwait, the establishment of the port of Mubarak the Great, the sixth of April, after exactly one year of the Declaration on the development and the Iraqi transport ministry the foundation stone for the construction of the port of Faw Iraq, and drew the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Development Minister of Kuwait Ahmed Al-Fahd that the project, which is contracted to create Hyundai Korean, involves the big goals, and achieve the hopes and aspirations of the Kuwaiti people, and would turn Kuwait into a financial and commercial center at the regional and global levels, officials believe the Iraqi experts that the port of Kuwait will diminish the importance of Iraqi ports, and restrict navigation in the Canal Creek Abdullah, leading to the ports of Umm Qasr and Khor Al-Zubair, and make the draft port of Faw worthless.

The Ministry of Transport and placed in April of last year 2010, the foundation stone for the port project Faw, which contains, according to his designs the core container terminal length of 39,000 meters, and a berth last a length of 2000 meters, as well as an arena for containers with an area of ​​more than one million m 2 and the field of several other Uses an area of ​​600 thousand m 2, with an absorptive capacity of the port 99 million tonnes annually, while total cost for the establishment of four billion and 400 million euros, it is hoped that the connection port line of the railway linking the Persian Gulf through the Iraqi ports in northern Europe through Turkey, a project known as as the "dry canal".

 The file border disputes and oil between Iraq and Kuwait, began after Britain decided in 1961 Granting of Independence to Kuwait, the rejection of the late Prime Minister Abdul Karim Qassem, recognition, and called then to annex Kuwait to spend Basra, despite the recognition of the Iraqi government, dominated by the Party Baath Party in 1963 after dropping system Abd al-Karim Qasim, the independence of Kuwait deal said by some historians that it was against the Iraqi government to give money because of the deficit was experienced, but that President Saddam Hussein, who belongs to the same party, decided on the second of August 1990 invasion of Kuwait on the back of problems on the border and Tsmha and conflict on some oil wells.

 The UN Security Council issued resolution No. 833 of 1993 provides for the demarcation of the border between Iraq and Kuwait, which has a length of 216 km through the establishment of an international commission to demarcate the border between the two parties, which was rejected by the regime of President Saddam Hussein first, but he agreed at the end of 1994 after pressure international, and Iraqi officials affirm that the demarcation of the border between the two countries was by force, and led to the deduction of Iraqi territory in terms of Safwan and Umm Qasr area, as well as reducing the area of ​​Iraqi territorial waters, while urging the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Iraq in November 16 of last year , to fulfill its obligations to Kuwait, and in particular with regard to Security Council resolution No. (833) on the demarcation of the border between the two out of the penalty provisions of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations

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