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Iraq: Kuwait has potential to make Iraq's reconstruction conf. success

BAGHDAD, Jan 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's remarkable status in the regional and international arenas will greatly contribute to the success of the upcoming conference on Iraq's reconstruction, Iraqi government stated on Sunday.
"Kuwait enjoys a great respect of the Arab nations and Gulf cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which is a vital factor to motivate those nations to take part in the conference", Iraqi cabinet's Secretary General and head of the Iraqi team tasked with preparing for the conference Mahdi Al-Alaq said in remarks to KUNA today.
The distinguished Kuwaiti-European ties also boost chances for making the upcoming gathering a success, as Iraq received warm welcoming by US, UK and a number of European countries for the desire of Kuwait to host the event.
Iraq chose Kuwait as the best candidate to host the conference among other two Arab nations and a European country, he affirmed.
Iraq's reconstruction conference will take place in Kuwait between February 12-14 with the participation of a number of countries, organizations and companies, he added. (end) ahh.lb