Press Releases

    SG/SM/8445
    IK/318
    21 October 2002

    IRAQ TO BEGIN RETURNING KUWAITI ARCHIVES
    TO KUWAIT ON 19 OCTOBER

    NEW YORK, 18 October (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    Tomorrow, Saturday, 19 October, Iraq will commence returning to Kuwait the Kuwaiti archives, which were taken by Iraq following its occupation of Kuwait in 1990. The modalities for the transfer were arranged with Iraq and Kuwait by the United Nations in August 2002.

    The return will take place at Camp Abdaly, the headquarters of the northern sector of the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM), which is located in the Kuwaiti sector of the demilitarized zone between Iraq and Kuwait.

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