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QUESTION NO.3051 SUPPORT FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF IRAQ

March 22, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3051
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.03.2018

SUPPORT FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF IRAQ

3051. SHRI N. GOKULAKRISHNAN:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that India has offered support for reconstruction of Iraq;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether India would come up with project specific proposals for the purpose; and

(d) if so the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI M.J. AKBAR)

(a) to (d) Yes. Iraq was assured of full support and cooperation in its reconstruction efforts during the visit of Iraqi Foreign Minister to New Delhi on 24 July, 2017. Later, at the International Conference on Reconstruction of Iraq held on 14.02.2018 in Kuwait, India welcomed reconstruction plans of Iraq and offered to participate in specific projects. Indian companies have long experience in implementing projects in Iraq and can play a substantive role in major projects, including in petrochemicals, health, education, infrastructure and other sectors.

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