In The Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful
His Excellency Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah,
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the sisterly State of Kuwait;
His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the sisterly Republic of Iraq;
Your Highnesses and Excellences;
Ladies and Gentlemen;
Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
At the outset, I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the sisterly State of Kuwait, the Emir, the Government and the people of Kuwait for hosting the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq. I would, also, like to thank them for the good organization and generous hospitality.
I also have the honor to convey to you the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar- may Allah spare him- reaffirming His Highness heeding for the proceedings of this conference and support for the sisterly Republic of Iraq to restore its role and position in its vicinity and the international arena.
And thanks are extended to the United Nations, the European Union and the World Bank for their efforts exerted in the preparations for the success of this Conference.
Today, our meeting is held under sensitive circumstances that require concerted Arab, regional and international efforts in order to support the stabilization efforts in the sisterly Republic of Iraq by supporting the efforts of the Iraqi government, its reconstruction program and supporting development through the National Development Plans 2018-2022 and 2023-2027.
In this context, we express our appreciation for the efforts of the Iraqi Government to restore stability, achieve reconciliation and establish civil peace. We reaffirm the State of Qatar's keenness to support Iraq and all efforts aimed to ensure its unity and sovereignty, enhancing its security and stability and building a democratic Iraq that combines the efforts of all political parties and all components of Iraqi society.
We appreciate here the sacrifices and courage of the Iraqi people and their armed forces for the great victory they have achieved in their war against the "Daesh" organization and against terrorism and extremism in all its forms, which led to the liberation of all Iraqi cities and villages from terrorism, which contributes to the strengthening of security and stability in Iraq, regional and international.
The reconstruction process in brotherly Iraq in light of the current challenges it faces is a responsibility that all donor countries and regional and international organizations must share effectively.
The participation of the State of Qatar in this conference is a continuation of its permanent stand alongside the brotherly Republic of Iraq and its people and contribute to the reconstruction of this ancient country.
Iraq, as you know, is a country with a glorious historical heritage that has given human civilizations a lot, and its great resources. It is rich in wealth and qualified human resources, which makes any development effort give positive and immediate results.
Ladies and Gentlemen
We affirm the commitment of the State of Qatar and continued efforts to provide its assistance to the sisterly countries affected by their responsibilities and to play their role as an active partner in the international community and based on their firm belief that peace, security and development are interdependent and complementary and that meeting humanitarian needs and development is the gate to political and security, social and economic stability.
In this regard, the State of Qatar has provided at the governmental and non-governmental levels, all forms of humanitarian support for brotherly Iraq through humanitarian relief projects, as well as development projects in education and health.
I would like to point out that the Qatar Red Crescent has established field hospitals and conducted hundreds of surgical operations for civilians, victims of terrorist organizations and those who injured military operations during the liberation of Mosul, as well as assistances to hundreds of displaced families.
During the last two days from launching our conference in Kuwait, the Qatari institutions related to humanitarian work declared the launch of plans to support the brotherly Republic of Iraq in the domain of humanitarian and education.
And based on the Qatar's keenness to help the brotherly Iraqi people, I am pleased to announce the delivery of a package of loans and investments in the infrastructure and reconstruction projects in the Republic of Iraq worth one billion dollars.
In conclusion, I reiterate my thanks to the brotherly State of Kuwait for hosting this conference, hoping that it will achieve the desired goals of the brotherly Iraqi people.
"May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you "