Kuwait envoy returns to Baghdad after 18 years
Eighteen years after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the Gulf emirate's envoy presented his credentials to Iraq's new Shiite government on Wednesday, promising to "forget the past".
"The political leaders of the two countries have decided to forget the past and build good relations between them," Ali al-Momen said at a press conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.
The two neighbours have yet to settle a number of issues related to debt and war compensation estimated at tens of billions of dollars. "This (debt) subject needs more time and decisions and is in the hands of the Kuwaiti leaders," Momen said, according to AFP, but added that Kuwait is "open for Iraqis in all sectors but needs time to set up regulations."
Earlier this month ambassadors of Bahrain, Jordan and Syria began working in Baghdad while a UAE envoy last month became the first Arab ambassador to be stationed in Iraq in two years.