Kuwait on Sunday received from Iraq the third batch of Kuwaiti property and archives that had been seized during Iraq’s invasion of its Gulf neighbour in 1990.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Multilateral Bilateral Relations, Qahtan Al-Janabi, delivered the Kuwaiti Archive to the Assistant of Kuwait’s Foreign Minister for international organisations, Nasser Al-Hain, at the Sheikh Saud Al-Nasser Institute for Diplomatic Studies in Kuwait.
The statement added that it included archives seized from a number of Kuwaiti colleges and institutes and large numbers of videos belonging to the Ministry of Information.
The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said this is the third such delivery, which was received in the presence of the UN Resident Coordinator in Kuwait, Tariq Al-Sheikh.
“This positive step comes within Iraq’s commitment to implementing the relevant Security Council resolutions,” Al-Hain said, adding that Kuwait welcomes Iraqi efforts “to complete the handover of all Kuwaiti property and archives”.
According to the Kuwaiti official, the recent return included properties, archives, and some special equipment seized from the Ministry of Information, the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, and Kuwait University.