Cabinet approves draft agreement to regulate navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah between Iraq and Kuwait
: Thursday, 31/01/2013 02:48 pm
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Date: January 31, 2013
The Cabinet decided at its regular fourth session held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, to approve the issuance of a document leave subsequent negotiation and signing of the Minister of Transport on the draft agreement on the organization of maritime navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah between Iraq and Kuwait based on the provisions of articles (6 and 28) of the Law of Treaties No. (111) of 1979 amended with the Foreign Ministry to prepare a document leave subsequent behalf of the Government of the Republic of Iraq to the Minister of Transport in accordance with contexts approved for submission to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers for obtaining the signature of the President of the Council of Ministers as well as the approval of the draft law on ratification of the said Convention and forwarded to the House of Representatives based on to the provisions of articles (61 / I and item 80 / item II) of the Constitution
Cabinet approves draft agreement to regulate navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah between Iraq and Kuwa
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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) -MP, Aliya Nusayif, of the Hurra Iraqiya bloc described the agreement conducting by the Iraqi government over organizing the navigation in Khor Abd Allah as “Illegitimate.”
In a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, she said “The agreement was conducted with the Kuwait side over organizing the navigation in Khor Abd Allah was done by the joint committee or the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, is illegitimate without submitting it to the parliament and the Ministry of Transportation,” noting that “The parliament may reject it because it is considered as a formal organization in Mubarak port.”
“All know that Mubarak port effects Iraq as the MoT warned so many times from this effect,” she pointed out, assuring that “Such agreement is illegitimate and it is a clear recognition in Mubarak port.”
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Thursday, 31 January 2013 10: 32
The Council of Ministers decision approving a draft Convention for the regulation of marine navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah waterway between Iraq and Kuwait.
And the Council of Ministers said in a statement faxed to all Iraq [where] a copy of it on Thursday "that the Board approved at its fourth ordinary meeting, on Tuesday, 29 January 2013, to issue a subsequent leave the negotiation and signature of the Minister of transport on the draft Convention on the regulation of marine navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah waterway between Iraq and Kuwait on the basis of the provisions of articles [1-28] of the law of treaties No.  of 1979 as amended with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared a document subsequent confirmation on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Iraq to the Minister of transport in accordance with the approved contexts To the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in order to obtain the signature of the Prime Minister and approval of the draft law of ratification of the said Convention and referred it to the House of representatives on the basis of the provisions of articles [16/item first and 80/item II] of the Constitution. "
A Government spokesman said from within the Council to approve the draft law on ratification of the Convention on the regulation of marine navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah comes in from the Iraqi Government to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries, and respect the rights of passage through maritime headquarters in international covenants and conventions and maritime transport sector support through the Organization of maritime traffic in the Khawr Abd Allah, a joint Commission working to operationalize and implement the terms of this agreement and joint plans for maritime safety in the Khawr Abd Allah and other navigational and environmental issues ".
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested on 7 January 2013 from the Cabinet approval of the draft law on the Convention and the draft law of ratification and Legal Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers on 14 January 2013 view subject to Council and Iraqi Foreign Ministry explained the actions taken by the Kuwaiti side on the Convention with a presentation to Cabinet work continues on an urgent basis for presentation to Parliament.
The Government spokesman said that the agreement had provided for not raising any flag for ships carrying the nationality of one of the Contracting Parties is not aware nationality during transit in the territorial waters of the other party when the exercise of navigational passage either foreign vessels they will raise the flag of nationality only and the provisions of this Convention shall not apply to the passage of warships and Coast Guard for both parties where each party will work to prevent fishermen from being in part in its territorial sea from the fairway will work to maintain Of the marine environment from pollution risks whatsoever and to combat and ditch ".
The "fairway is mentioned in the Convention is the fairway from the junction of the navigation channel in the Khawr Abd Allah, the international border between border points no.   in a southerly direction to a point  and then to the beginning of the entrance to the navigation channel at the entrance to the Khawr Abd Allah
"The parties to the Convention will be joint management committee chaired by the Undersecretary of the Iraqi side and the Ministry of communications on the Kuwaiti side and an equal number of experts from both sides where the Committee will organize and coordinate navigation on the fairway in the Khawr ' Abd Allah and a joint plan to ensure the safety of navigation in the fairway and approve maintenance work as expansion and deepening and development of guidelines and the work of hydrographic surveying and recovery alguark and the costs equally between the parties to the Convention".
The Government spokesman emphasized that "this Convention was on the basis of the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea of 1982 and in compliance with Security Council resolution  of 1993 on the international border between the two countries, particularly with regard to respect for the right of navigation for both parties where this will come into force on the date of exchange of diplomatic notes the Pro terminal authentication official Convention and through diplomatic channels in accordance with the established constitutional procedures in both countries and will keep this Convention remain in effect indefinitely unless either party To terminate and notify the other party formally before  months to be terminated with the consent of the Contracting Parties ".
And the Khawr Abd Allah is Creek located in Northern Gulf waters between the islands of Bubiyan and Warba Kuwaiti and Iraqi FAO peninsula and the Khawr ' Abd Allah extends into Iraqi territory, accounting for the Khawr al-Zubayr by Iraqi port of Umm Qasr to Basra, the Iraqi Government in 2010 by laying the foundation stone for the construction of the large port of FAO on the Iraqi side of the Creek with the Kuwaiti Government began building the port of Medgidia on the Kuwaiti side in the West Bank to Khor Abdullah. ended
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