November 22, 2018 / 2:34 PM / 18 days ago

Iraq to launch reconstruction agency, president says

ROME, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Iraq plans to launch a reconstruction agency to focus on projects such as a deep water port and a rail network, Iraq’s president said.

Barham Salih told an international conference in Rome the country plans to work with foreign entities, including sovereign wealth funds, on infrastructure projects in an effort to reconstruct the country after years of conflict.

Reporting by Davide Barbuscia; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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