US to Host International Conference on Reconstructing Iraq – Official

Mahdi Al-Alaq, Secretary General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers,


Irbil, 12 Shawwal 1438/6 July 2017 (KUNA) – Iraq’s Cabinet Secretary General Mahdi Al-Allaq announced Wednesday that an international conference is to be held in Washington DC, USA next week on reconstructing the liberated Iraqi cities from the so-called Islamic State (IS).

The conference will be held with participation of World Bank, representatives of the international coalition against IS, and Iraqi planning ministry, Al-Allaq said in a press conference on the sidelines of opening Al-Khazar bridge that connects Irbil with Mosul.

The estimated costs for reconstructing the liberated Iraqi cities are between USD 50 billion and USD 100 billion, he noted, affirming that restoring water and electricity, in addition to educational and health services are currently some of the Iraqi government’s top priorities. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)