UN chief reiterates firm support for reconstruction in Iraq

Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-14 20:08:18|Editor: Jiaxin
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The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (L front) and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (R front) attend the ministerial meeting of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI) in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Feb. 14, 2018. UN is firmly committed to the reconstruction process in Baghdad, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday in Kuwait. (Xinhua/Wang Wei)

KUWAIT CITY, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- UN is firmly committed to the reconstruction process in Baghdad, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday in Kuwait.

In his speech at the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI), being held in Bayan Palace in Kuwait, he urged the international community to deliver comprehensive aid to this country, saying that UN development programs should buoy anti-terrorism efforts and focus on human rights.

He highlighted the need for an "all-inclusive reconciliation process," calling on Iraqi authorities to abide by UN Resolution 1325, which addresses the impacts of armed conflicts on women.

On the reconciliation process in Iraq, he said it should guarantee Iraqis of all sects equal opportunities.

He went on to say that forthcoming elections in Iraq are crucial to ensure that stability is restored to the country.

The three-day KICRI kicked off Monday in Kuwait City, which brought together several economic powers, as well as regional and international organizations, to make contributions to rebuilding Iraq after many years of war and conflict that ripped through various parts of the country.

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