Discussions of Political Issues and Iraqi-Kuwaiti Relations With Sistani, UN Representative
|November 25, 2011||Filled under Iraq Daily News|
NAJAF – UN representative in Iraq discussed with religious leaders in Najaf today many topics including Iraqi relations with Kuwait and the political situation in the country, pointing out the challenges facing Iraq, including development, corruption and release from UN Chapter VII.
During his meeting with the religious leader Ali Sistani, Martin Kopler, told Aswat al-Iraq, that matters on Iraqi relations with Kuwait, political issues, youth questions, poor strata, and the role to be played by the UN to mediate in political issues and the development of the country.
On the challenges facing Iraq after the US forces withdrawal at the end of this year, Kopler added that “it owns a good government, but there are many development problems and corruption that should be solved”.
In a press conference following his meeting with the religious leader Sistani, he said that his visit to Najaf has three goals, “first expressing our appreciation to this province and visiting Ayatollah Sistani, the second to listen to his advice in different issues, and the third is to tell the role to be played by the UN, particularly after US forces withdrawal”.
He added that there are many political problems in Iraq, particularly to get out of UN Chapter VII, in addition to Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations.
Kopler continued saying he will visit Kuwait next week to discuss possibilities of solving pending relations and the release of Iraq from UN Chapter VII resolution.
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