Press Releases

    SG/SM/8570
    IK/326
    24 December 2002

    SECRETARY-GENERAL NOTES IRAQ’S HAND-OVER
    OF KUWAITI PROPERTY

    NEW YORK, 23 December (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General notes that on 22 December, in Umm Qasr, Iraq handed over to Kuwaiti officials items of Kuwaiti property not related to its national archives (the list of these items was annexed to the recent report of the Secretary-General, S/2002/1349). The United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) facilitated this hand-over.

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