ICRC official hypes Kuwait-hosted conference on Iraq reconstruction

A Kuwaiti initiative to host a conference over reconstruction in Iraq is extremely important, an official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday The ICRC’s Regional Director for the Near and Middle East Robert Mardini made the remarks after meeting with Kuwait’s permanent delegate to the United Nations Jamal Al-Ghunaim.

Mardini, who will be among the attendees at the “Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq” on February 12-14, said that Iraqi cities freed from the clutches of the so-called Islamic State (IS) now lie in tatters and are in dire need of infrastructure development.

He hailed the ICRC’s historic ties with Kuwait and the country’s firm support for the humanitarian institution.

Meanwhile, Al-Ghunaim told KUNA that ICRC officials visit Kuwait on a regular basis to acknowledge the country’s contributions towards humanitarian causes, while Kuwait is home to an ICRC regional office.

He added that both sides maintain a close rapport in efforts to address the needs of humanity.

Over 400 international businesses are expected to attend the Kuwait-hosted talks alongside dozens of governments.

Source: Kuwait News Agency