United Nations: the maintenance of border markers between Iraq and Kuwait need eight months
Union announced the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations, Ambassador Mansour Ayyad Al-Otaibi, Saturday, that the international organization believes that the maintenance project marks the border between Kuwait and Iraq needs eight months to achieve, stressing that the United Nations require the removal of "excesses" that obscure the vision to start a business maintenance.
Al-Otaibi said in an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) after meeting his Iraqi counterpart, Hamid al-Bayati, with Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe, said that "the meeting was very positive, and both parties are ready to urge the United Nations to begin the project," pointing out that "the International Organization believes that the implementation of the project before the end of the month of October next will not be easy. " The Al-Otaibi that "officials predicted internationalists suggest that they need for almost eight months to complete the project," and that "there are actions to be taken, including a tender to the contractor which will be implemented," noting that "the actual achievement needs to be two months at the very least, taking climatic factors in into account. " The Kuwaiti ambassador that "the United Nations requires several things to start the project, the most important removal of border markers between the excesses that obscure vision as a basis." According to Al-Otaibi that "the two sides listened during the meeting to inform the detailed maintenance project of the United Nations concerned, in the presence of officials from the Department of political administration and management of maps and security management," stressing "the need for the team a UN technical field visit preliminary to the border to assess the status of border markers , especially as the United Nations last sent a technical team to inspect the marks in 2006. " As for the financing of the project, has pointed out that Al-Otaibi "The United Nations fears that exceed the cost of original expectations, especially after the expiration of six years on the initial assessment, which may make them have to increase its budget."
For his part, the Iraqi ambassador Hamid al-Bayati, the tripartite meeting as "historic," saying that "for the first time in the history of the United Nations to meet the Iraqi ambassador and his Kuwaiti counterpart officials of the United Nations to follow up on maintenance of border signs." Al-Bayati said, "We sent a message and a realistic, practical and direct that the Baghdad and Kuwait have agreed to resolve all problems that occurred after Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in order to seek out the withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII final." For his part, expressed Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Political Affairs on "WHO's concern for the international issue of improving relations between Kuwait and Iraq quickly," praising the "ministerial meeting between the two sides held last week and decided upon which the settlement of outstanding issues, including borders and Chapter VII." But the UN official added that the "can not resolve all matters on the spot, it requires a great deal of work."
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