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Security Council Press Statement on Situation between Iraq and Kuwait
The following Security Council press statement was issued on 1 December by Council President Mohammed Loulichki (Morocco):
The members of the Security Council welcomed the continued cooperation of the Governments of Iraq and Kuwait, and Iraq’s continued commitment to full implementation of its outstanding obligations under the relevant Chapter VII Security Council resolutions, and called on both States to continue to act in a spirit that builds further confidence and cooperation, which should contribute to the strengthening of their good neighbourly relations and enhancing regional stability.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the importance of Iraq achieving international standing equal to that which it held prior to the adoption of resolutions pertaining specifically to it, beginning with resolution 661 (1990), taking into account Iraq’s remaining obligations identified in the report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 5 of resolution 1859 (2008).
The members of the Security Council further welcomed the joint request of the Governments of Iraq and Kuwait, following the positive outcome of the second session of the Joint Iraq-Kuwait Ministerial Committee in April, for the United Nations to reactivate the Iraq-Kuwait Boundary Maintenance Project as recommended by the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Boundary Demarcation Commission and welcomed by the Security Council in resolution 833 (1993).
The members of the Security Council recognized Kuwait’s cooperation to support the Iraq-Kuwait Boundary Maintenance Project and called on Iraq to complete the field maintenance work in a timely manner.
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