Ministry of Transport: tell the Kuwait era aircraft laden with evil is gone and we call on them to grant visas to Iraqis

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Ministry of Transport: tell the Kuwait era aircraft laden with evil is gone and we call on them to grant visas to Iraqis

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The Ministry of Transport Iraq, on Wednesday, that next March will see the re-opening of the air route between Baghdad and Kuwait after the settlement of all disputes between the two sides, calling on the Kuwaiti side to give Iraqis visas like the British side.

The media advisor to the Ministry of Transport, Karim al-Nuri, in an interview with the (long-Presse), said that "disputes with Kuwait were fully resolved, especially after the issuance of the Amiri Decree, the crisis was resolved, and the Kuwaiti drop lawsuits filed in British courts."

Nouri added, that "the Kuwaiti side was handed the money demanded by, and it is hoped that the air route opens between Iraq and Kuwait before the fifth month of March next, in conjunction with the re-opening of the air route from Baghdad and London directly."

The head of the Civil Aviation Authority in Kuwait, Fawaz joy, announced Tuesday, that Iraqi Airways will resume on 16 this month flights to Kuwait after a lapse of 22 years, four times a week, one of Baghdad, and two of Najaf and last of Arbil.


The Nouri, that would "air route between Baghdad and Kuwait, granting flexibility for dealers and investment companies, in addition to visitors holy shrines, without wasting time and money, on the grounds that any person Kuwaiti had intended to visit Iraq, had to be to go to transit to Manama or Dubai before heading to Baghdad, which is something illogical to the fact that the State of Kuwait are closer States to Iraq. "

He called media advisor to the Ministry of Transport, the State of Kuwait, to "take positive steps to give Iraqis a visa to Kuwait, like Britain, which has to grant Iraqis those visas, especially the interests of the common trade between Iraq and Kuwait, as well as tourism and other humanitarian cases and sick."

Nouri stressed, that the "Kuwait serious will facilitate the visa, according to Kuwaiti officials moved us," assured the Kuwaiti side that "the era of aircraft laden with evil is gone and will not return, and the relationship between the two countries will remain brotherly relationship."

The media sources Kuwaiti, said on Tuesday (January 22 2013), the Kuwaiti parliament approved, vast majority agreement bill No. 23 for the year 2012 which provides for the liquidation of debts of Iraqi Airways, stressing that the council referred the decree law of the Convention to the Government for approval.

And Kuwait filed a lawsuit for damages suffered by the aircraft as a result of the Iraqi invasion in 1990, demanding payment of one billion and 200 million dollars for Kuwait Airways.

But Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations witnessed recently advanced in relation to solving some outstanding problems, as the parties agreed during the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki last of Kuwait on the fourteenth of March last, to end the issue of compensation for airline Kuwaiti and maintenance of border markers, as It was agreed on the basis of common frameworks to solve all the files within short time scales, with the exception of Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, who accompanied Maliki on the trip to what has been agreed upon is significant progress with regard to the exit of Iraq from Chapter VII.

As a result, Kuwait announced on the third of April, its intention to reopen the line to fly with Baghdad in the coming days for the first time in more than 21 years, promised that action is the culmination of efforts between the two countries in order to strengthen relations.

Kuwait has sent a formal letter to Iraq at the beginning of last November proved the settlement of the issue of compensation due to the Iraqi Airways to pay the last $ 500 million in favor of Kuwait Airways.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in (October 2012) that the Emir of Kuwait and formally agreed to settle the issue of compensation Kuwait Airways incurred owed by Iraq, including bringing all restrictions and complications for efforts to rebuild the Iraqi Airways and freedom to buy new planes and create a fleet.

Following the decision of the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers approved the Iraqi in the 20/11/2012 allocation of $ 500 million in the budget year 2013, to settle the issue with Kuwait Airways, while announced authorize an adviser to Prime Minister for Legal Affairs negotiation and agreement.

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