KUWAIT PREPARES FOR HOSTING DONORS’ CONFERENCE ON REBUILDING IRAQ

Kuwait said, Monday, it has started contacting the World Bank and other countries, to prepare for hosting a donors' conference next year, on rebuilding Iraq.

The donors' conference is expected to be held in the first quarter of 2018, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister, Khaled Al-Jarallah, said, at a reception held by the Iraqi Embassy, to celebrate the liberation of Mosul from the terror group Daesh.

"Kuwait has always stood by Iraq, via the international coalition (fighting Daesh) and bilaterally," Al-Jarallah was quoted as saying.

The Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, told Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, during a phone call on July 11, that, Kuwait was ready to host an international conference, on rebuilding the liberated areas in Iraq.

The World Bank had also said, it would support the long-term reconstruction of the liberated areas in Iraq.

World Bank Regional Director, Saroj Kumar, said, the bank would support Iraq's economic reform plans, and the reconstruction and development of Iraqi cities

Source: NAM News Network