UNAMI welcomes Iraqi repatriation of Kuwaiti property

Baghdad, 29 August 2019 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq warmly welcomed the return by the Government of Iraq today of a large consignment of Kuwaiti property, removed from Kuwait during the conflict of 1990-91. The repatriation of the property marks another important step towards the full normalisation of relations between the two countries.

In a ceremony at the Diplomatic Institute in Kuwait City, a total of 42,000 books and materials belonging to the Kuwaiti Central Library and Kuwait University were handed back to the Kuwaiti Government. The handover was attended on behalf of the United Nations by Ms Hideko Hadzialic, United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Kuwait.

UN Deputy Special Representative for Iraq Alice Walpole applauded the efforts of the governments of Iraq and Kuwait to resolve outstanding bilateral issues and called for continued constructive engagement to enable closure of the file on missing Kuwaiti property, including the National Archives, in line with United Nations Security Council resolution 2107 (2013).

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