Canada provides$ 12 Million for the reconstruction of Iraq

News 14 February, 2018
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    The minister of foreign Affairs, asked by chrystia Freeland

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    Tuesday, 13 February, 2018 21:06

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    OTTAWA | The federal government announced, Tuesday, the payment of $ 12 million to help the reconstruction of Iraq, bruising years of war against the armed group islamic State (EI).

    The amount will be used for the rehabilitation of roads, hospitals, and government buildings. A portion of this funding will also be used to assist the iraqi authorities to enforce the law and to fund initiatives to increase the participation of women in the efforts of reconstruction and reconciliation, explained world Affairs Canada.

    “Today’s announcement will help restore essential services in the regions liberated from Daech and encourage in concrete terms, the strengthening of the power of women in Iraq, and this, by promoting the participation of recent reconciliation efforts, as well as the economic activity of their community,” said the minister of foreign Affairs, asked by chrystia Freeland, in a press release.

    The amount awarded Tuesday, is part of a plan to $ 2 billion over three years to fight against the ir, and help stabilize Iraq and Syria, as well as Jordan and Lebanon.