First Published: 2013-11-22
Geneva – Kuwait called on Friday to the United Nations Committee for the compensation to the need to deal with the request to retrieve some sensitive and confidential documents which I had lost during the period of the invasion of Iraq, at a faster pace.
He said Khaled Ahmad Al-Mudhaf, chairman of Kuwaiti Public Authority for Assessment of Compensation for the loss of the Iraqi invasion delayed the delivery of the Commission of these documents to his country for more than eight years, despite the signing of a bilateral agreement written and verbal are whereby the return of such documents to the State of Kuwait after the completion of the review.
The Almudaf in his speech to the 76th session of the United Nations Commission on compensation was held in Geneva to Kuwait made a formal request to retrieve these documents since September 2005 and is still waiting for the day of receipt to no avail.
He said that Kuwait welcomes the “the opportunity to create a Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations Commission on Compensation and Government of the State of Kuwait for an agreed solution on this issue.”
He Almudaf in a statement quoted by the Kuwait News Agency, Kuwait is looking forward to taking a final version of a document of understanding between the two parties Kuwait and the UN as soon as it allows them to retrieve documents quickly.
The United Nations Commission for compensation and the Government of the State of Kuwait agreed in July 2006 to retain the documents in place within the United Nations “in order to preserve its integrity and also to facilitate access to the United Nations Committee or auditors to documents when needed without restriction.
In a related context, the Kuwaiti official expressed the gratitude of the Board of Directors and the Secretariat of the Compensation Committee of the efforts of the United Nations, which continues to work for the distribution of compensation amounts deducted from Iraqi funds under UN resolutions that followed the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq army in August / August 1990.
Kuwait and received between the months of July and October / November the first two batches of two compensation funds Kdrta about 2.31 billion dollars, according to the official Kuwait.
He explained that Kuwait Almudaf still owes Iraq an estimated $ 8.899 billion dollars and they are looking to continue to receive payments on a quarterly basis.
According to UN Security Council Resolution 1956, the proportion of five percent of the proceeds from all export sales of Iraqi petroleum and petroleum products and natural gas, as well as five percent of the value of any payments other than cash for oil and petroleum products and natural gas are deposited into the Compensation Fund of Kuwait supervised by United Nations.
The official called on the Kuwaiti Committee for the United Nations Compensation to “continue to maintain a transparent mechanism to ensure scrutiny of the amounts transferred to the Compensation Fund also commends Kuwait on Iraq’s commitment to continuing to fulfill its obligations.”
He stressed that “the continuation of the deposit these amounts in all of the Compensation Fund will bring us closer to the ultimate achievement of the task of the Board of Directors regarding the payment of full compensation to the State of Kuwait, which was approved by the Board that the right of the people of the State of Kuwait.”
He Almudaf that “Kuwait is committed to what was agreed upon from the beginning when it was agreed in 2008 to meet Iraq and Kuwait under the auspices of the United Nations Compensation Commission to discuss the issue and the remaining amounts payable to Kuwait.”
He stressed that “to ensure the payment of the remaining amounts owed to Kuwait is the responsibility of the Board of Directors in accordance with its primary functions and this should not be on the United Nations Commission on Compensation of efforts to shrink until it is to pay the full amount.”