UN SPECIAL ENVOY CALLS FOR CONSTRUCTIVE IRAQ-KUWAIT TIES AS POST-ELECTION PRIORITY
NAM NEWS NETWORK Feb 17th, 2010
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 17 (NNN-KUNA) — The UN Special Envoy for Iraq Ad Melkert has said that the period following the Iraqi elections next month should be dedicated to promote “constructive” relations with Kuwait after a period of “turbulence.”
“A next post-election priority will be the endeavour to promote constructive neighbourhood relations between Iraq and Kuwait, in conclusion of a period of turbulence,” Melkert told the Security Council in a briefing on his work in Iraq Tuesday.
Melkert said he visited Kuwait and Iraq last month to get a first-hand impression on the position of the two sides. “I was pleased with the keen interest demonstrated by my interlocutors on both sides in resolving all outstanding issues in the period ahead,” he said.