Kuwait to host Iraq reconstruction meet in February
January 9, 2018 | 7:38 PM
by Reuters
A displaced Iraqi girl plays at the Amriyat al Falluja camp in Anbar Province, Iraq January 3, 2018. Photo - Reuters

Baghdad: Kuwait will host an international conference in February on reconstruction in parts of Iraq devastated by the war against IS, the state-run Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said on Tuesday.

Donor countries and organisations are expected to announce financial contributions at the meeting from February 12 to 14, it reported.

Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled Al Jarallah made the announcement at a joint news conference in Kuwait City with the secretary general of the Iraqi cabinet, Mahdi Al Allaq.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi last month declared victory in the war against the militants, who controlled as much as a third of Iraq's territory three years ago.

Iraq needs at least $100 billion in assistance to rebuild homes, businesses and infrastructure including oil and telecommunications facilities, KUNA quoted Allaq as saying.

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