Iraq signs memorandum of understanding with the United Nations for the reconstruction and recovery of liberated areas

Editorial Date: 2019/8/1 11:44

Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Thursday on the Iraq Reconstruction and Recovery Trust Fund.

The memorandum of understanding on Iraq was signed by Minister of Planning Nuri al-Dulaimi, and signed by the United Nations Mission Marta Ruidas, the UN Resident Coordinator in Iraq.

Al-Dulaimi said after the signing of the agreement that “this memorandum organized the work of the management of the Fund for Recovery, Reform, Reconstruction and Development, which comes within the obligations of the Iraqi government decisions of the Kuwait Conference in February 2018, in the management of support pledged by the international community to provide the Iraqi government for the purpose of reconstruction and development and economic reform.

He explained that “the fund, which was established on the basis of the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 53 of 2019, will be implemented through vital projects and infrastructure projects and provide basic services to citizens by the United Nations mission in cooperation with relevant authorities in the federal government and local governments.”

For her part, Ruedas stressed the importance of this memorandum in the implementation of several vital projects and the optimal guidance for international grants to Iraq, indicating the keenness of the United Nations Mission to increase international support and cooperation with the Iraqi government in its reconstruction and stability efforts.

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