A two-day meeting of high-level experts on the Iraq reconstruction program and the role of financial institutions was held in the framework of the activities of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq.
The meeting will be attended by Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development Abdulwahab Al-Bader and Secretary General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers Mahdi Al-Alaq and the President of the Fund for the Reconstruction of Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations in Iraq Mustafa Al-Hiti, in addition to the Director General of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
During the meeting, Iraqi Planning Minister Salman Al-Jumaili will review the Iraqi government's reform program, while the Secretary General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers, Mahdi Al-Alaq, will present a detailed presentation of the reform programs in Iraq.
The meeting also looks at plans for recovery and reconstruction of Iraq's affected areas, funding needs, assessment of losses and needs, reconstruction activities in the liberated areas, and the social dimension of reconstruction and social rehabilitation in those areas.
During the meeting, the meeting will discuss the humanitarian dimension of reconstruction, governance and accountability as well as the recovery and peaceful coexistence as well as the role of international development institutions in the reconstruction and the role of Arab aid in this regard.
The discussions will also focus on German credit to support the return of IDPs in Iraq and the role of the Japanese International Development Agency in supporting Iraq's reconstruction and liberated areas, as well as the Islamic Development Bank's vision of supporting Iraq's reconstruction.
The Iraq reconstruction conference will be held from February 12 to 14, with the participation of a number of donor countries and international and regional organizations. It will be chaired by five bodies: Kuwait, Iraq, the European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank.
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