Germany hands Iraq USD4 mn equipment for reconstruction: ambassador

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Baghadad ( Germany has handed Iraq heavy equipment worth more than USD4 million, its ambassador to Baghdad was quoted saying on Saturday.

In a press conference in Baghdad, attended by Iraqi cabinet’s secretary-general, ambassador Cyril Nan was quoted by Alghad Press saying that Germany had handed Iraq heavy-duty equipment worth USD4.7 million to “support recovery efforts at the liberated areas for the local government’s of Anbar, DIyala and Salahuddin.

Iraq’s war against Islamic State militants since 2014 has displaced millions and rendered a large portion of the country’s infrastructure badly damaged. The country had appealed to international donors to rehabilitate devastated infrastructure and relocate displaced civilians.

Germany has been a member of the U.S.-led coalition backing the Iraqi troops in their operations against IS and has offered financial support for rehabilitation efforts.

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