During an official visit to the State of Kuwait on 23 - 25 November, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, was received by the Amir of the State of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in the country’s capital, Kuwait City.
SRSG Kobler also met with the Prime Minister, Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al-Sabah, and the Ambassador of Iraq in Kuwait, Mr. Mohammed Hussein Bahr al-Ulum. He held fruitful meetings with a number of interlocutors, including the Speaker of the Kuwait National Assembly, Mr. Jassem Al-Kharafi, and the Deputy Chairman of the Kuwaiti Compensation Commission, Ms. Sabikah K. Al-Abdul-Razzaq.
"I had the opportunity to discuss a range of vital issues that are of concern to both Kuwait and Iraq. I felt there is a lot of goodwill on both sides to move forward and to assure good neighborly relations between the countries. And this is exactly what the UN is hoping to achieve. I look forward to working with both governments to this end,” SRSG Kobler said.
The visit to Kuwait marked Mr. Kobler’s first in his official capacity as the Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.