Kuwait has begun sending invitations to about 70 countries among the active members of the international community to participate in the upcoming international conference for reconstruction in Iraq, government spokesman Saad Hadithi told Sputnik Thursday.
The government's spokesman noted that Russian companies could also participate in the conference of Iraq's sponsors, which is scheduled to take place in Kuwait on February 12-14.
According to Hadithi, Iraq has discussed the list of participants with Kuwait, but the organizing country was the one sending out invitations.
"All Russian companies involved in the power industry, transport, electricity, manufacturing, housing, water resources, could play an active, important and leading role in this conference," Hadithi said.
The spokesman has told about an upcoming conference on the restoration, announced by Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Jarallah on January 9. The diplomat invited donor countries and international organizations to participate in the conference for assisting Iraq.
"This conference will be held on February 12-14 the invitation will be sent out to approximately 70 countries among the active members of the international community, the region, to countries which are interested in the Iraqi issue, restoring Iraq, and investing," Hadithi said.
High-level Iraqi officials will participate in the conference, Hadithi added. The government spokesman noted that Iraq's Ministry of Planning is in charge of carrying out preparations for the conference.
"It has sent to [the Kuwaiti authorities] everything related to Iraq's vision on restoration and stability in the future, Iraq's needs in construction and investment," Hadithi pointed out.