During his visit to the Basra Governorate Council, First Secretary of the Australian Embassy in Iraq, Christopher Wythans, announced that the Embassy will provide a grant of $ 100 million to the Iraqi people to help the displaced and reconstruct the liberated areas.
The ambassador and the accompanying delegation met with the head of the planning and follow-up committee in the provincial council of Basra, Nashat al-Mansouri, and discussed during the meeting the joint cooperation between the city of Basra and Australia, especially that there are good relations between the two parties.
“We are looking forward to good relations with the countries of the world,” he said, adding that Iraq is facing a new stage based on common interests with friendly countries.
“We call on all international efforts to help Iraq strengthen security and establish the principles of democracy,” he said, praising the financial grant to help the displaced and reconstruct the liberated areas.
“The Australian government’s assistance program is allocated to Iraq in general but this time it focused on the most affected areas affected by the military operations against ISIS,” the Australian official said.