Italian mediation to resolve the outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait
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BAGHDAD - Omar Abdel-Latif
At a time when it was announced Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said his country is seeking to resolve differences between Iraq and Kuwait as soon as possible, revealed the Ministry of Science and Technology received notification formally from the Kuwaiti side of the lack of a plan to have to build a nuclear reactor on the border with Iraq.
Frattini said in a statement quoted by the agency AKI Italian: that he "found during his recent meetings with his counterparts from Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, the Kuwaiti Mohammed Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah, the desire of the two countries in dialogue to resolve differences over the Iraq-Kuwait border, which" may turn out to spark the dangers of sharp, "he said.
He pointed to the efforts of Italy, which called for both sides to meet again to resolve this dispute as soon as possible.
The Minister welcomed the hosting of such a dialogue, saying: "It would be great. And I believe that the two countries are aware that Italy is a friendly country and that the only interest is the stability in this region and reconciliation."
It is said that some of the dilemmas have taken place recently between the Iraqi parties and Kuwait, when he embarked on the final establishment of the port of Mubarak the Great, the sixth of April, officials believe the Iraqi experts that the port of Kuwait will reduce the importance of Iraqi ports, and restrict navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah channel leading to the ports of Umm Qasr and Khor Al-Zubair, and make the draft port of Faw worthless after the narrow waterway.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Science and Technology that it had received formal notification from the Kuwaiti side of the lack of a plan to have to build a nuclear reactor on the border with Iraq.
The center of this picture, and described the Foreign Relations Committee in the House of Representatives to review by the State of Kuwait to build the fourth phase of the port of Mubarak, and informed Iraq that there is no intention of building a nuclear reactor near its territory, the steps as "excellent" and "positive", in the development of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
In a related context, Kuwaiti diplomatic sources said that "Kuwait does not intend to build 60 berths at the port of Mubarak to be established."
The sources said the Kuwaiti press statement that "the Technical Committee of Iraq that will reach Kuwait, will brief on the facts of the three main-building port of Mubarak the Great." It is said that Transport Minister Hadi al-Amiri new Friday refused to Iraq by Kuwait, the establishment of the port of Mubarak at the site of damage the economy and environment of Iraq.
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