Kuwait keen on giving "humanitarian aid" at Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq

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Kuwaiti Assistant Foreign Minister for Follow-up and Coordination Affairs Nasser Al-Sabeeh

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) , Wed, Jul 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, July 20 (KUNA) -- As one of the co-host countries of the Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq, Kuwait is interested in giving "humanitarian assistance", Kuwaiti Assistant Foreign Minister for Follow-up and Coordination Affairs Nasser Al-Sabeeh said Wednesday.

"Kuwait is always eager to leaving an imprint on any humanitarian program worldwide," Al-Sabeeh told KUNA shortly before the conference commenced.

Being a co-host country, alongside Canada, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, is not a challenge to a country that is so familiar and experienced with organizing such pledging conferences, he pointed out. Kuwait had hosted three pledging conferences for Syria in the past, generating USD 6.1 billion aid pledges.

The US-led Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq aims to garner financial contributions to rehabilitate liberated Iraqi towns which were under the control of the so-called Islamic State (IS), demine and clear battle areas and remove explosive remnants of war, provide lifesaving aid to the populations of these areas, and create stabilizing conditions for people to return to their homes.


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