KUWAIT- The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development pledged Iraq $1.5 bln in financing, its director Abdullatif Youssef Al-Hamad said on Wednesday.

A leading Arab soft-loan development institution, the fund made the announcement at conference to reconstruct the war-torn country in neighbouring Kuwait.

(Reporting by Ahmed Hegagy; Editing by Alison Williams) ((noah.browning@thomsonreuters.com;))