Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kuwait's Missing National Archives: Iraqi PM Maliki to Visit Kuwait

Just a short note that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will reportedly visit Kuwait prior to a late-March Arab summit in order to begin a "new era of 'trust and mutual respect' in relations between the two countries" that are "still strained by Iraq's 1990 invasion of the emirate."  Among the issues that remain to be resolved, AFP via NOW Lebanon notes, is that "most of the Kuwaiti national archives . . . remain missing." It is not clear to what extent the meeting will focus on that issue, but presumably Iraq seeks to illustrate the "intensification" of its efforts "to clarify the whereabouts of the archives" that the U.N. Security Council demanded last December.

For more substantive coverage of the issue of Kuwait's missing national archives see earlier posts here and here.