Iraqi PM Haidar Abadi said Tuesday his government
plans to call for a meeting next month for countries that participated in
Iraq's reconstruction conference in Kuwait in order to follow up on their
pledges, KUNA reported.
Abadi told a news conference his government met with ambassadors of countries that made pledges at Kuwait's conference and proposed a meeting next month to pave way for the rebuilding process.
He said Iraq sought to achieve "economic leap" following the investment pledges made in Kuwait.
The reconstruction conference in Kuwait was not the final phase but the first one to attract investment, he added.
The conference "was an amazing and unexpected success," he said, because the number of companies that attending the meetings was "higher by two or three folds than originally planned."
The February 12-14 reconstruction conference in Kuwait succeeded in collecting USD 30 billion to Iraq.