The European Union (EU) announced on Friday that it will take part in the upcoming Kuwait International Conference on the Reconstruction of Iraq (ICI) next week.
“The conference to be held in Kuwait from February 12 to 14 is aimed at mobilizing international support for Iraq at this critical time,” EU High Representative for Foreign and Political Affairs and Security, European Commission Vice President Federica Mugherini and EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Nevin Memika said in a joint statement. Its history after a defeat last year. ”
They added that “Iraq stands at a crossroads in its history,” stressing the need to move quickly to rebuild with the participation of all components of Iraqi society.
“The EU will remain a key partner for Iraq’s reconstruction, stability and long-term sustainable development,” the officials said.
“The European Union has provided more than 650 million euros ($ 896 million) in humanitarian aid, stability, security and development as well as support for the political reform program in Iraq,” she said.
According to the statement, Mughireni will participate in the 14th of this month under the chairmanship of the main event of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, along with Prime Minister Haider Abadi, Kuwait’s Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and World Bank President Jim Young Kim.
“Mujerini will also participate in the ministerial meeting of the International Alliance against Daqash on the 13th of this month,” adding that “Memika will preside over a session on governance and accountability aspects of the reconstruction of Iraq.”
“The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stilianides will chair a meeting on February 12 focusing on the priorities of humanitarian assistance and protection in Iraq and the key links towards early recovery and assistance in the medium term,” the statement said.