BAGHDAD, May 20 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi government is committed to honoring all international obligations related to Kuwait, particularly returning Kuwait properties and finding remains of missing Kuwaitis in Iraq, foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari said Sunday.
Zebari made his comment while receiving UN High-level Coordinator for missing Kuwaitis and third-country nationals and missing Kuwaiti property, Gennady Tarasov.
Zebari explained to Tarasov cooperation between Iraq, Kuwait and international organizations to ultimately addressing files of Kuwaiti properties and missing, a foreign ministry statement said.
Zebari also talked about development of ties between Iraq and Kuwait.
He said Iraq sent several trucks to Kuwait containing national archives and properties, and would continue exerting efforts to locating the rest of properties.
Zebari said Iraq, ICRC and some friendly countries were exerting "serious efforts" to finding the remains of missing Kuwaitis.
The Iraqi authorities have been searching in official records and in mass graves in yet another bid to locate whereabouts of the remains, he said, and has "accomplished good results." Zebari said his government was committed to honoring its international obligations and cooperating with Kuwait to ultimately ending Tarasov's mandate thus exit from the chapter VII of the UN Charter.
Tarasov, noted the statement, said the UN would help Iraq to ironing out these two files. (end) KUNA 210000 May 12NNNN