Italy offers a grant for $ 2.72 million to support stability in Iraq

Posted 23/12/2015 04:17 PM

Baghdad / follow-up to the Orient:
Italy granted two million seven hundred and twenty thousand dollars to "finance the immediate stabilization fund" of the United Nations Development Programme, which offers fast support to assist in the rehabilitation of civilian infrastructure, and the launch of the local economy, and strengthen the capacity of government, and to promote community reconciliation in Iraq. The grant comes as part of an Italian pledge worth seven million six hundred and thirty thousand dollars to support the restoration of stability activities, which recently expanded in the provinces of Salahuddin, Diyala, Nineveh and Anbar. The Deputy United Nations Development Programme in Iraq Director, Sultan Hagiyev, thanks to the generous contribution of the Italian. "This contribution will help a lot, as it increases UNDP work in the New Year with the liberalization of gray areas and other important soon. We will have to make great efforts in 2016 to help youth employment in the affected areas, and promote community reconciliation and restore civilian infrastructure building, including electricity grids and water installations and public buildings. " In turn, the Italian ambassador to Iraq, Marco Carnelos said: "The government of Iraq is making a serious effort to deal with the current refugee crisis. The commitment of Italy to Iraq within the framework of restoring stability, which also includes training programs are essential to the Iraqi police, which will ensure that local communities and regions security liberated, paving the way for the safe return of displaced persons to their homes and prevent the Iraqis to become refugees projects. The role of 'finance immediate stabilization fund' essential to achieve this goal. " And he gave "immediate funding stabilization fund" to support Tikrit, where 90 percent of households returned and is working to rebuild their lives. There are currently new initiatives in the liberated areas in Salahuddin, Diyala, Nineveh and Anbar, note that all activities carried out according to priorities determined by the government. To that, the head of the Italian Senate Pietro Krasso, the opening of his country's consulate in Arbil, where he arrived yesterday evening from Baghdad, in the presence of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, and a number of officials of Government of the Territory. Grasso said in a speech during the ceremony, said that "the opening of the Italian Consulate in Erbil came for the consolidation of relations with the region," stressing that "Italy wishes to prove its presence in Kurdistan." He wished the President of the Italian Senate, "the success of the diplomatic team in consular work," pointing out that "Italy will cooperate with the region in the economic, cultural and social fields." For his part, the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, said that "the Italian Consulate opening a positive step in the development of relations between Iraq in general and the Kurdistan region with Italy," noting that "the Italian prime minister was the first foreign head of government visited the region after Daash war against province Kurdistan. " Barzani added, that "the Kurdish people need international support to defeat terrorism," pointing out that "the Peshmerga are fighting, for humanity, and brutal terrorist organization." It is noteworthy that there are 17 consulates in the Kurdistan region, six embassies and offices, and six honorary embassies, and four offices for cooperation and coordination, two of which Aaidan of two states, two international and the other two, and Italy opened its embassy office in Arbil, in 2011 ..