Fearing that money would go into pockets of corruption whales … 9 countries imposed conditions on Iraq
Fearing that money would go into pockets of corruption whales … 9 countries imposed conditions on Iraq for their participation in the donor conference
03-02-2018 12:17 PM
Baghdad News –
Al-Hayat newspaper reported Saturday that nine countries imposed conditions on Iraq to contribute more than $ 100 billion in financial aid to the Kuwait conference.
The newspaper said that “the conference will be attended by 70 countries, in addition to international organizations, including the World Bank, and will be dedicated the first day to present investment opportunities in Iraq, while allocating the other days to collect $ 100 billion for the reconstruction of liberated cities,” noting that “nine countries demanded Iraq guarantees for its participation in the donor conference. ”
The newspaper quoted an Iraqi official as saying that “there is reluctance among a large number of Western countries on the approval to participate in the conference, including members of the military alliance against a Washington-led advocacy organization,” noting that “official invitations were extended to 80 countries , But more than 32 countries, including important countries and known for their significant contributions to such conferences, did not inform us of their consent to attend so far. ”
A government source, who declined to be identified, said there was real concern by companies that the amounts of grants earmarked for the reconstruction of Iraq would go into pockets of corruption whales, and demanded that she supervise the reconstruction process because she was not convinced of the integrity of the government.