Coalition members must help Iraq rebuild, Tillerson says

Coalition members must help Iraq rebuild, Tillerson says

The three-day KICRI is due to kick off on Monday, which will bring together several economically powerful countries, as well as regional and global organizations on contributions to rebuild Iraq after many years of war and conflicts.

The US, which leads an global coalition that provided Iraq with key air support in the fight against ISIL, does not plan to pledge any money.

Large parts of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, are still in ruins, more than six months after it was retaken by the government.

"In my view, the doors will open up to a new life for Iraq, that would compensate the Iraqi citizen after the great suffering from the war against Daesh (IS group)", Mustafa al-Hiti, head of the Iraqi fund for reconstruction of affected areas by anti-IS military operations, told Xinhua in an interview.

It coincides with Kuwait's hosting of the Non-governmental organizations to support the humanitarian situation in Iraq. When I was there four years ago, Baghdad looked dowdy and as though nothing new had been built since 1980 (compare to other oil countries like Kuwait or the UAE and the stagnation is breathtaking).

Iraq's Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili said the country needs 88.2 billion dollars for reconstruction.

Over the following three days government ministers are set to outline their funding needs for two key areas, according to Lise Grande, the UNDP Resident Representative for Iraq.

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The government in Ottawa earlier expressed concerns the helicopters could be used to fight rebels. In 2014, the Philippines also bought eight Bell 412 helicopters from Bell Helicopter.

U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis echoed those comments, saying the fight against Islamic State had been discussed on Tuesday at a meeting in Rome of about a dozen coalition defence ministers.

The rest are structural and infrastructure reforms which will serve to create a safe environment within which third party investors can be guaranteed safeguarding, including security from ISIL-related threats and business guarantees.

Authorities from global organizations and foreign nations crowded into conferences in Kuwait City on Monday.

The U.N. has verified 150 attacks on education facilities and 50 attacks on health centres and personnel since 2014, UNICEF said in a statement.

Both the Journal and Reuters acknowledged that most of the fighting during the ISIS war took place in seven Iraqi provinces.

Iraq has published a list of some 157 projects for which it is seeking private investments at the conference, which some 1,900 delegates representing foreign governments, private firms and NGOs have registered to attend. We will always be there. "We will also be there in the reconstruction phase", Mr Le Drian said.

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