The Iraqi government plans to rebuild the country in terms of physical and morale, and this will be the focus of the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, to be held in Kuwait City from Feb 12 to 14.

“We hope this conference will become a platform for the reconstruction of Iraq not only in terms of infrastructure but also to lift the people’s morale,” the Iraqi Charge de Affaires to Malaysia, Hassan Muhsen Al Haidari said Friday when met by Bernama at his office, here.

He stressed that the policies deployed by Daesh militant group were tyrannical and only led to the destruction of infrastructure and the death of the Iraqi people.

The conference is part of the international coalition’s commitment to combat Daesh.

Hassan Muhsen said representatives from Iraq will use the conference to table the amount of funding and data needed for future planning and reconstruction of the country.

“We will present over 150 investment projects in Iraq, including infrastructure and education.”

The Iraqi Embassy has sent a formal invitation to the Foreign Ministry in an effort to get Malaysian companies to participate in the conference.

The conference co-chaired by Kuwait, Iraq, the European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank, aims to plan for Iraq’s reconstruction and to enhance cooperation between international donor countries, development institutions and private investors.

More than 1,800 companies from 70 countries have confirmed their attendance at the conference hosted by the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

Source: NAM News Network