Kuwait’s finance minister pins hopes on Iraq reconstruction conference

A Kuwait-hosted conference on reconstruction in war-battered Iraq could prove instrumental in taking bilateral ties to new levels, Kuwait’s finance minister said on Wednesday.

Kuwait’s ties with its Gulf neighbor goes far beyond their “intertwined fates”, Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf said on the sidelines of his meeting with a contingent of Iraqi journalists, ahead of the “Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq” next week.

The Kuwaiti minister stressed that his country is proud to host an event of such magnitude, expressing hope that the His Highness the Amir-hosted meeting will lead to success.

Al-Hajraf pointed out that stability in Baghdad is key to keep security in the region intact, noting that Kuwait will always live up to its reputation as a bastion of humanity and peace.

The Iraqi journalists will be meeting with officials from across Kuwait’s political spectrum in the run up to the February 12-14 conference, where international organizations and dozens of governments are expected to announce financial aid to Iraq.

Source: Kuwait News Agency