UN welcomes continued Iraq-Kuwait cooperation on recovery and identification of human remains
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The United Nations Security Council welcomed Iraq and Kuwait's ongoing cooperation in searching for remains of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals.
"The members of the Security Council welcomed Kuwait's conclusion of the identification process of human remains recovered from Samawah [province] in Iraq and transferred to Kuwait in 2019 and 2020," read an official press statement released on Monday.
"They noted that 59 sets of remains were identified as Kuwaiti and third-country nationals."
The members of the Security Council also noted that "Kuwait transferred to Iraq the six sets of remains that were not matched against its missing person database."
In the press statement, the members of the Security Council reiterated their deepest sympathy to the families of the missing and expressed their condolences for the lives lost.
"The members of the Security Council commended the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Tripartite Mechanism, and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) for their role in facilitating the implementation of resolution 2107 (2013) to resolve outstanding issues related to missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals," read the press statement. "They welcomed the sustained commitment of the Government of Iraq to return all remaining Kuwaiti property and encouraged the Government of Iraq to continue its search for the missing property, in particular, to reinvigorate its search for the missing Kuwaiti national archives."
According to the press statement, "the members of the Security Council expressed their appreciation to the Government of Iraq for its efforts to fulfill all remaining obligations in accordance with relevant Security Council resolutions."