Kuwait rejects the need for mediation over Mubarak Port; Confirms that the matter can be resolved through understanding

Posted: November 2, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
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Denied the State of Kuwait, Wednesday, received the official position of Iraq from the port of Mubarak, pointing out that the file will close the port of understanding and coordination without mediation.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kuwait Khaled Al-Jarallah told reporters from Kuwait for “confidence in closing the port of Mubarak between Iraq and Kuwait as a result of understanding and joint coordination,” adding that “Kuwait is not received until this moment, the final report of the Technical Committee of Iraq, who visited Kuwait and reviewed the stages of the construction of a port of Mubarak the Great. ”

He noted the neighbor of God to “We’re not talking about the report, but for the opinion of an Iraqi official,” explaining that “the minutes of the meeting which was agreed upon with the technical delegation during the visit, it was agreed to sign their initials start, then finally signed him when consulted by the official Iraqi “.

The neighbor is that “Kuwait does not need mediation with Iraq, our relations are excellent and natural, in addition to a constant in all areas,” adding that “talk of mediation between the two sides is not realistic, we do not need any mediation, and the file of the port will close understanding and coordination between the two countries. ”

Observers point out that Kuwait has resorted to thinking about the establishment of a port in that area after the movement in maritime transport and the transport of goods transition to Iraqi ports, as statistics indicate that in the year 2007, the number of vessels entering Kuwait, 11,700 in 2008 down to 10700 ship and in 2009 dropped to 9600 ship with the number of ships entering the ports of Iraq after 2003 up to 2300 ships and the number increased in 2009 to more than 5000 ships and goods which were full-time Kuwait in 2008 was 26 million tons in 2009 fell to 24 million tons compared to a rise in Iraqi ports.

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