Iraq has reached an understanding with Kuwait to solve all outstanding issues between the two countries, Iraqi officials said Monday (April 30th).
The agreement came during a meeting held Sunday evening in Baghdad between Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh al-Khalid al-Sabah and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Ali al-Musawi, the Iraqi government's media advisor, told Al-Shorfa that the meeting "was extremely successful, and an agreement was reached on solving all problems and finding final solutions for all outstanding issues very soon".
Al-Musawi said several co-operation protocols were signed between the two countries, including an agreement on navigation in the Abdullah Marsh, an environmental protection agreement, and another on the transportation of passengers between the two countries. The two sides agreed to expand the Safwan border crossing and allow Kuwait to open a consulate in Basra.
An independent committee composed of representatives of the two sides was formed to discuss compensation Iraq owes Kuwait. Other newly formed committees will discuss borders, review missing persons and look into joint oil fields.