Human Rights

IRAQ SEEKS ‘EXCELLENT’ STATUS WITH KUWAIT – INTERIOR MINISTER

Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim Al-Araji said that the Iraqi government is determined to upgrade its relations with Kuwait from “very good to excellent”, adding that Kuwait is “a neighboring country and we respect all international agreements and resolutions”.

Al-Araji said during his meeting with a Kuwaiti media delegation that is visiting the Iraqi capital Baghdad, that there is continuous communication with the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry and with the Kuwaiti Interior Minister, stressing commitment of Iraqi prime minister to create conditions to encourage Kuwaiti investments in Iraq.

He expressed great optimism about the future of relations between the two countries, stressing that there is nothing that could disturb the relationship between the two nations.

He expressed hope that the government relations between the two countries would resemble those social ties, expressing readiness to bolster them at all levels.

He said that the elimination of the so-called Islamic State (Daesh) through military means alone was not enough, as it must be eliminated intellectually and through intelligence cooperation, stressing that once the situation stabilizes in Syria, conditions will settle in Iraq with the need to take into account the future of the Syrian people in the determination of their fate.

He pointed out that there has been a great deal of work against local and international terrorist organizations, stressing the need for regional and intelligence cooperation to eliminate these organizations and the need to form a regional security system, community reconciliation at home and the return of displaced persons to their areas.

He pointed out that there is a single security coordination with the neighboring countries which did not reach a “system” status, stressing that “by overcoming the differences in the region, arranging the internal situation and the activation of intelligence, no terrorist organization would be able to harm Iraq”.

The Kuwaiti delegation includes Deputy Director General For Editorial Affairs and Editor-in-Chief of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Saad Al-Ali, Secretary of Kuwait Journalists Association Adnan Al-Rashed and senior officials in the Ministry of Information and Kuwaiti newspapers.

The international donor conference to rebuild Iraq will be held on Feb 12-14, chaired by the European Union (EU), Iraq, Kuwait, the UN and the World Bank.

Source: NAM News Network