Iran vows to contribute to Iraq's reconstruction

The sun sets behind destroyed buildings in the west side of Mosul

"Adulfattah told the global donors' conference that rebuilding Iraq is restoring hope to Iraq, and restoring the stability of Iraq is stabilising the states of the region and the world", said Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili.

And while the U.S. Secretary of State pledged 200 million dollars to help rebuild what he calls "liberated" areas of Syria, the reconstruction pledges for Iraq are lagging.

Araji said the country is offering as many as 86 projects in the agricultural sector, many others in the health and education sectors, in addition to key ventures in tourism.

The fighters have also been largely defeated in neighboring Syria.

"We must continue to clear unexploded remnants of war left behind by ISIS, enable hospitals to reopen, restore water and electricity services, and get boys and girls back in school".

"It is time to demonstrate our lasting gratitude and solidarity with the Iraqi people", he said.

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Donors and investors have gathered in Kuwait this week to discuss efforts to rebuild Iraq's economy and infrastructure as it emerges from a devastating conflict with Islamic State militants who seized nearly a third of the country.

Iraq has published a list of some 157 projects for which it is seeking investment.

Speaking at a conference on reconstruction of the war-torn country, he also said Iraq planned to boost its crude oil production capacity to 7 million barrels per day by 2022, from 5 million bpd at present.

"Doing business in Iraq can be complicated, but the Iraqi market has vast potential", said Tillerson.

The Iraqi government said on Monday it would need an estimated $88.2 billion for reconstruction, according to the Director General of Iraq's planning ministry, Qusay Adulfattah. The US appreciates the "generous contributions" of coalition members over the past year but more is needed, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a coalition meeting in Kuwait.

"In Iraq and Syria, ISIS is attempting to morph into an insurgency". But Tillerson said Tuesday the fight against ISIS should take precedence in the near term because the group retains the ability to disrupt the region.

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