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Situation on borders with Iraq normal - Al-Jarallah
February 13, 2017, 8:23 am

There is nothing abnormal on the Kuwaiti-Iraqi borders, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah stated Sunday.

The situation is normal and stable on borders with Iraq and will remain the same thanks to the vigilance of Kuwaiti people and Iraq's respect of the sovereignty of the State of Kuwait, Al-Jarallah told KUNA on the sidelines of the International Migration Organization's ceremony to launch a documentary about Kuwait humanitarian role.

He added that National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has discussed the issue with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim Al-Jabouri who stated that nobody could drive a wage between Kuwaiti and Iraqi people. Al-Jabourid himself affirmed to the press that his country is serious in respecting the sovereignty of its neighboring country and that Iraq is keen on continuing good trusting relations with Kuwait.

Al-Jabouri's statement shows the Iraqi side's respect of Kuwait sovereignty, Al-Jarallah said. Earlier this month, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said that his country would not be dragged to malicious schemes of some entities which try to spread rumors and fabricated news to mar Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations.

Al-Jarallah pointed out that the messaged received by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah from the US President Donald Trump included a renewed US commitment towards Kuwait security and stability as well as the UN resolution related to Kuwait and Iraq. He added that he has also met the UK Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood recently and he has echoed a similar stance.

Ellwood has expressed the UK commitment to the security and stability of Kuwait and the UN resolutions related to the situation between Kuwait and Iraq, he said. Earlier today, Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior Gen. Suleiman Al-Fahad stated that there is not any abnormal gathering on the Kuwaiti-Iraqi border and trade movement is going on normally.

"The security situation on the border is good and all concerned sectors are doing their duties so efficiently," he told reporters.

Commenting on ongoing events in neighboring countries, Al-Fahad said: "What is happening in some neighboring countries are just domestic political conflicts with which Kuwait has nothing to do whatsoever."

Source: KUNA

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