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Kuwait confab: Donors pledge funds for Iraq reconstruction

Kuwait confab: Donors pledge funds for Iraq reconstruction

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash later tweeted there was also $US5.5 billion from the UAE in private investments in Iraq "in addition" to his country's pledge but it was not clear if this was a new announcement.

Guterres said 2.5 million remain displaced in the aftermath of the devastating war in Iraq.

Luaibi said the downstream investment would lift refining capacity to 1.5 million bpd by 2021, with 500,000 bpd of that earmarked for export.

Meanwhile, the United Nations chief also urged the global community to back the reconstruction of Iraq.

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Riyadh pledged on Wednesday $1.5 billion to help rebuild Iraq after the war against ISIS terrorist group. Saudi Arabia pledged $1.5 billion.

The Kuwaiti capital is hosting the second day of an worldwide conference aimed at raising funds for reconstructing Iraq, which is reeling from the Daesh terror group's campaign of death and destruction.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met on Tuesday with EU Foreign Policy Chief and Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini on the occasion of her visit and participation in the International Coalition Against IS conference and Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI), hosted in Kuwait this week.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged the global community to address the scope of devastation that the war in Iraq has caused, saying the UN is firmly committed to the reconstruction process in Baghdad, which he reiterated would be a "daunting task.to ensure a unified nation". A protracted effort by USA air forces, Kurdish and Iraqi armed forces to expel the group finally resulted in Al-Abadi declaring a final victory over Daesh in December 2017. Iran has provided Iraq with substantial support in the fight against Daesh backing the Popular Mobilisation Forces which now form part of the Iraqi Army.


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