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Kuwait to help Iraq rebuild

Mosul: Deputy Foreign Minister

Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah

KUWAIT: Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said Kuwait and Iraq have already discussed holding a special conference to rebuild Mosul after liberating it from IS, as well as the possibility that a donors’ conference be hosted in Kuwait for this purpose. “Iraqis have been requested to prepare a vision of the conference,” Jarallah added, noting that the Iraqi side promised to come up with the vision and discuss it with Kuwait soon.
Jarallah said legal affairs managers at both foreign ministries will meet soon to discuss the details of demarking marine borders after mark 162. He also denied the presence of any problems or disputes concerning oilfields or other natural resources on the borders. Jarallah added that discussions also tackled navigation through Abdullah Creek and that both sides agreed to put a related agreement signed in 2014 into practice. “Signing an agreement to organize aviation between both countries will help launch commercial flights between Baghdad and Kuwait soon,” he concluded.

Traffic jams
During a meeting of the government public services committee headed by Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Subaih and attended by Minister of Public Works (MPW) Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa, the finance ministry held MPW responsible for traffic jams in areas surrounding the ministries complex because of delays in adjusting the routes around the complex. At the same time, MPW promised to carry out short-term solutions within a month.  Speaking during the meeting, the finance ministry’s assistant undersecretary for public services Nabil Al-Abduljaleel stressed that the finance ministry had done its part over a year ago, while MPW did not.

‘Positive’ meeting
Well-informed sources at the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) said that ministry officials recently held a joint meeting with State Audit Bureau officials to discuss the remarks mentioned in a recent report. “The meeting was very positive,” stressed the sources, noting that MEW promised to tackle the remarks and avoid violations and discuss them at the parliament on Jan 16.

By A Saleh

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