Kuwaiti POWs and missing persons

 

                                                                                

Members of the Council heard the information of the President of the Security Council about his meeting with H.E. Sheikh

Salem Sabah Al-Salem Al Sabah, the Chairman of the National Committee for Missing Persons and Prisoners of War's Affairs

of Kuwait on 23 March 2001.

 

During the meeting the President of the Security Council and the Chairman of the National Committee for Missing Persons and

Prisoners of War's Affairs of Kuwait have discussed the issues relating to Kuwaiti missing persons and prisoners of war.

 

Members of the Council express their concern at the plight of the Kuwaiti POWs and missing persons and their families. In this

context a particular importance is given to the issue of cooperation of Iraq in solving this humanitarian problem.

 

Members of the Council believe that resumption of Iraq's participation in the meetings of the Tripartite Commission and its

cooperation with the Secretary-General's High-Level Coordinator for Missing Kuwaiti and Third Country Nationals,

Ambassador Yu.Vorontsov is of crucial importance. They urge Iraq to fully cooperate with all agencies and bodies dealing with

this issue in order to achieve progress in resolving this humanitarian problem.

 

The Security Council is going to consider this issue next month.