Kuwait em­pha­sizes Iran’s role in Iraq’s sta­bil­ity, econ­omy

Iran Daily - - National -

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah alah­mad al-jaber al-sabah un­der­lined the great im­por­tance of Iran’s role in the fight against the Daesh ter­ror­ist group and con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of Iraq’s econ­omy and sta­bil­ity.

Prais­ing Tehran’s role, the Kuwaiti emir ex­pressed hope that all prob­lems and dif­fer­ences among re­gional coun­tries would be set­tled through di­a­logue, IRNA re­ported.

He made the re­marks in a meet­ing with the vis­it­ing Ira­nian For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif, who had trav­eled to the neigh­bor­ing coun­try to par­tic­i­pate in Iraq’s re­con­struc­tion con­fer­ence aimed at rais­ing funds for re­con­struct­ing the Arab coun­try.

The Ira­nian top di­plo­mat ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Kuwait’s me­di­a­tion ef­forts to re­solve cur­rent crises in the re­gion, and ex­pressed hope that the ef­forts would cul­mi­nate in fa­vor­able re­sults.

The two sides un­der­lined the need for the pro­mo­tion of ties and di­rect con­sul­ta­tions be­tween the high-rank­ing of­fi­cials of the two coun­tries.

The three-day Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence for the Re­con­struc­tion of Iraq opened in Kuwait City on Mon­day with fo­cus on the re­con­struc­tion of Iraq and vi­tal is­sues con­cerned fol­low­ing more than three years of war on Daesh that has left many parts of the Arab coun­try in ru­ins.

Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Haider al-abadi in De­cem­ber de­clared vic­tory in the war against Daesh, which con­trolled as much as a third of Iraq’s ter­ri­tory three years ago.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, bil­lions of dol­lars were pledged on Wed­nes­day at the donors’ con­fer­ence. Iraq, how­ever, has said it needs far more do­na­tions. Bagh­dad has said it is seek­ing more than $88 bil­lion to re­build the coun­try.

Ira­nian For­eign Min­istry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Mon­day that the Is­lamic Repub­lic would con­tinue to play a “sup­port­ive and con­struc­tive” role in Iraq’s re­con­struc­tion and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

He said the Is­lamic Repub­lic did not hes­i­tate to sup­port the Iraqi na­tion and gov­ern­ment, and it would con­tinue to sup­port them in the fight against ter­ror­ism.


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