Iran Vows to Play Major Role in Iraq’s Reconstruction

Bahram Qassemi

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to play its constructive and supportive role in Iraq’s reconstruction and economic development.

In a Monday statement, Qassemi underlined the significance of Iraq as a friend and neighbour of Iran, and said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will take part in the International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq which is underway in Kuwait.

“Iran welcomes the Kuwait Conference. We maintain that participation of the international community in the reconstruction of Iraq is a necessary move in the right direction. We call for the unconditional and honest participation of the international community in the reconstruction of Iraq,” he added.

The spokesman underlined that Iran has had no hesitation in supporting the nation and government of Iraq as it has always stood by them in fight against terrorism and will continue to do so in the future.

“As in the past, Iran will keep playing its supporting and constructive role in the reconstruction and economic development of Iraq in the post-ISIS era as it has always played the same role in other political and security fields,” Qassemi noted.

The spokesman also noted that the International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq is mainly aimed at gathering financial support from different international sources for the reconstruction of the Arab country, particularly its war-torn areas, paving the way for offering lasting solutions to the internal conflicts, modernization of Iraq’s local and national capacities, improving Iraq’s social structure, creating balance between reconstruction projects and national reconciliation efforts and attracting foreign investments.

The three-day conference that kicked off on Monday brings together a number of economically powerful countries, as well as regional and international organizations, and is aimed at raising funds for the reconstruction of Iraq after many years of war and conflict.

   
   

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