The Integrity Commission announced on Tuesday, that Baghdad will host an expanded international conference to recover the stolen funds, while noting that the conference will be held under the sponsorship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and with the participation of the President of the Arab League, ministers and heads of Arab judiciary and anti-corruption bodies.
"The conference will take place in the capital of Baghdad on 15th and 16th of September, The conference will be attended by the President of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Abu Gheit, a number of ministers of justice, heads of judicial councils and oversight bodies, as well as representatives of Arab associations and organizations, legal, academic and media figures interested in anti-corruption subject. It is hoped that the conference will address important issues relating to the recovery of stolen funds and smuggled assets, and finding ways to facilitate the operations to recover the stolen funds, and to prevent the provision of safe environments for them”, according to the statement of the Commission, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) .
And the conference organizers seek to come up with a set of decisions, recommendations, results and initiatives that urge the participating countries (in attendance or virtually) to cooperate and provide legal assistance to recover the smuggled funds
Iraq hopes that the event will come out with recommendations to activate Arab cooperation protocols to recover Iraq's stolen funds, and forming alliances against countries that provide safe environments for the fund smugglers.