Reconstruction will cost $88.2 billion

Kurdistan hopes to get a fair share during the Reconstruction Conference in Kuwait

The presidential assistant also noted that Kuwait's hosting the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq emanated from its humanitarian role, describing Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jabir as "a humanitarian leader".

Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December, having taken back all the territory captured by the militants in 2014 and 2015, and is seeking $100 billion in foreign investment in transport, energy and agriculture as part of a plan to rebuild parts of the country and revive the economy.

"Rebuilding Iraq is restoring hope to Iraq, and restoring the stability of Iraq is stabilising the states of the region and the world", said Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili, adding that the reconstruction was therefore also the responsibility of the global community.

About 1,900 delegates have registered to attend the conference, representing foreign governments, private sector companies and worldwide organisations, NIC head Sami al-Araji told the gathering at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce.

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The housing sector has the most urgent need for funds, said Raja Rehan Arshad, the lead disaster risk management specialist for the World Bank. The fighting left large swathes of the country destroyed and millions displaced. He said there were preliminary indications that some states would do so.

Interviewed by MENA, Mahlab said President Abdel Fattah el Sisi made directives on the necessity of standing by Iraq in order to benefit it from Egypt's pioneering expertise in the reconstruction fields and help Baghdad in rebuilding areas damaged by terrorists. A US-led coalition supported the Iraqi forces, especially in the battle to dislodge them from Mosul, their de facto capital in northern Iraq, in July.

Iraq reopened to foreign investment after the 2003 invasion but the vast majority of the billions of dollars invested went to increasing its oil and natural gas production. Iraq has been plagued by violence over the past 15 years. It was at war with Iran for most of the 1980s, and its invasion of Kuwait in 1990 led to war with a USA -led coalition and more than a decade of worldwide sanctions.

Billions of dollars poured into Iraq after the 2003 USA -led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.

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