Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the adoption of a new resolution by the United Nations Security Council on Iraq

June 28, 2013
Japanese

    1. Japan welcomes the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of the new resolution No. 2107 on June 27, which decided to terminate the mandatory measures imposed by the resolutions adopted after the Gulf Crisis in 1990/91 on Iraq on the repatriation of all Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and missing Kuwaiti property including the national archives. Japan appreciates the recent developments in the efforts to solve the remaining issues between Iraq and Kuwait since 1990.
    2. Japan welcomes the efforts made by both the Iraqi and Kuwaiti governments to improve their bilateral relations through peaceful diplomatic means, and commends this resolution as a step forward for realizing the aspiration of the Government of Iraq to regain international standing equal to that before 1990, which Japan has been supporting in light of the progress in the political and democratic process in Iraq as well as the improvement in its relationships with the neighboring countries.
    3. Japan hopes that the Government of Iraq will further its commitment to solve the remaining issues including the above mentioned ones related to the repatriation of Kuwaiti nationals based on the mutual trust with the Government of Kuwait, and contribute to the peace and stability of the Middle East through further developing harmonious relationships with the neighboring countries.

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* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of the original in Japanese.