5 December 2012

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait

The Secretary-General met today, 5 December 2012, with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.  The Secretary-General acknowledged the important role played by Kuwait in supporting the work of the United Nations and the international community in the region.

The Secretary-General reiterated his commitment to ensuring that Iraq fulfills all its outstanding obligations pertaining to Kuwait. He believes there is a historic opportunity for Iraq and Kuwait to usher in a new era of cooperation.

The Secretary-General and the Emir also discussed a wide range of regional issues ranging from prospects for peace in the Middle East, and the ongoing crisis in Syria.