China to actively participate in reconstruction of Iraq: ambassador

Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-15 05:15:46|Editor: yan
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KUWAIT CITY, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- China will continue to provide assistance within its capacity to Iraq through bilateral ways, and actively participate in the economic reconstruction of Iraq, said Chinese Ambassador to Kuwait Wang Di on Wednesday.

China supports Iraq's efforts in realizing national stability and development, Wang Di said.

The ambassador made the remarks at the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI), held in Bayan Palace in Kuwait.

China respects the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Iraq, and congratulates Iraq for retrieving all the territories occupied by the extreme organization, he added.

And China supports the efforts made by Iraqi government in safeguarding peace and stability, realizing national reconciliation and economic reconstruction, the ambassador said.

China and Iraq enjoy a traditional friendly relationship, Iraq is considered as China's important cooperative partner in West Asia and North Africa, he said.

In recent years, the practical cooperation between the two counties is steadily moving forward, and China is willing to further cooperate with Iraq in all areas under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, he added.

Chinese companies have always been actively participating in the construction of Iraq in all areas such as oil-gas, electric, communication, infrastructure and etc, he said.

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.