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Kuwaiti FM hails UN efforts in supporting Iraq
February 21, 2018, 4:16 pm
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah chaired the UN Security Council's session on Iraq, as part of Kuwait's chairmanship of the council in February. During the meeting late Tuesday, the participants hailed Kuwait's hosting of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI) last week, co-chaired by Kuwait, Iraq, the UN and the EU.

They also applauded the results of the event, where about USD 30 billion where collected as loans, grants and investments to support Iraq. In his speech at the session, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled expressed his deep appreciation of the UN's efforts to support Iraq, as the country is facing many challenges after its liberation from the control of the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Speaking on the recent conference, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled noted that Kuwait has pledged USD one billion as loans for Iraq, and another USD one billion to invest in several projects in the country.

Kuwait had also previously provided over USD 200 million as aid for the worsening humanitarian conditions in Iraq, due to the control of IS in different parts of the country in 2016, he added.

Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti FM called for further efforts to honor Iraq's invasion-related commitments to Kuwait, including the POWs and missing Kuwaitis and other nationalities' file and the lost possessions of Kuwait including national treasures, in accordance with the UN's article number 2107/2013.

The Kuwaiti delegation included Assistant Foreign Minister for Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister's Office Ambassador Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah, Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mansour Al-Otaibi, assistant foreign minister for international organizations affairs Minister Plenipotentiary Nasser Al-Hayyen and senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Source: KUNA

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