This came during Sheikh Al-Sabah's meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
During the meeting, they discussed the repercussions related to the ruling issued by the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court ruling on the unconstitutionality of the law ratifying the Convention regulating maritime navigation in Khor Abdullah concluded between Kuwait and Iraq in 2012, which was ratified and deposited with the United Nations in 2013, and the historical fallacies contained in the ruling towards Kuwait.
The Kuwait News Agency quoted al-Sabah as saying that the government of Iraq must take "concrete, decisive and urgent measures to address the ruling and the historical fallacies contained therein in a way that preserves good neighborly relations."
The Kuwaiti Prime Minister stressed the commitment to the security, independence and territorial integrity of both countries and to the agreements concluded between them and the relevant international resolutions, foremost of which is Security Council Resolution No. 833, which planned the land and sea borders between the two sides up to the 162nd maritime mark.
Sheikh Al-Sabah also stressed Kuwait's desire that the demarcation of the Kuwaiti-Iraqi maritime border beyond the 162nd marker be completed during the coming period and in accordance with international laws and conventions.
In 1993, the United Nations defined the maritime and land borders between the two countries, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. But the maritime border between Iraq and Kuwait is a point of contention between the two sides, as Baghdad wants the demarcation to ensure it has access to the Gulf Sea, which it needs economically and for its oil exports.