Kuwaiti, Sudanese Parliaments Sign Memo of Cooperation

Published January 15th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Kuwaiti and Sudanese parliaments on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the two countries in the political, economic, social and cultural domains, reported the Kuwaiti official news agency (KUNA).  


The speaker of the Kuwaiti national assembly, Jassem Mohammed al-Khorafi, and chairman of the Sudanese national council, Ahmad al-Taher, signed the memo. The Kuwaiti side, within framework of the memo, called on the Sudanese side to exert efforts for releasing Kuwaiti prisoners who have allegedly been held in Iraq, and the Sudanese side expressed understanding of the cause.  


Kuwait says that there are more than 600 nationals detained in Iraq since the Gulf War 1990-1991. 

Taher had previously announced that he would propose formation of an Arab fact-finding panel to search for the POWs in Iraq during the Arab parliamentary conference, due in Khartoum in February.  


The MoU calls for parliamentary-level cooperation for promoting pan-Arab national causes, exchanging expertise and holding consultations on common crucial issues. It also calls on governments of the two countries to promote economic, technical and commercial cooperation through investment in Sudan and speeding up formation of joint ministerial and technical committees, said the report. (Albawaba.com) 

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