Kuwait, Iraqi FMs discuss political process, reconstruction in Iraq


Speaking to KUNA and Kuwait TV after the meeting, Sheikh Mohammad said Kuwait and Iraq have been always coordinating positions in the UN meetings because the Iraqi issue was of great interest to the international community, specially after adoption of UN resolution 1770 which expands UN mission in Iraq.



Kuwait will host next October a meeting of interior ministers of Iraq’s neighboring countries, noted Sheikh Mohammad, who is visiting New York for the UN General Assembly meetings. He also cited the meeting of the foreign ministers of Iraq’s neighbors in Istanbul, Turkey.



"The brothers in Iraq and us realize what is required from the neighboring countries, backing the political process, backing security and stability in Iraq, protecting and preventing violations of the Iraqi borders," said Sheikh Mohammad.



"We believe the efforts of this (Iraqi) government need support particularly concerning the national conciliation between all parties, we support the efforts of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki," added the Kuwaiti official.



Sheikh Mohammad said Iraq was in need of security and stability in order to pave the way for smooth reconstruction process thus regaining its regional position and strength within the international fold.



He said Zebari would be visiting Kuwait in the near future to continue consultations over a host of issues of mutual concern.



Zebari, meanwhile, said he informed Sheikh Mohammad about the security and political activities, as well as his diplomatic contacts in the UN and with US officials.



He said the Iraqi government has high hopes the security and political conditions were improving, "and they should be invested and built upon them. We need support of our brothers in the Arab countries.



"Kuwait was a leading country since day one and its position remains solid in backing the political process for the democratic change in Iraq," said Zebari.


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