Japan intends to lend Iraq more than 21 billion yen and the financing of the rehabilitation of a power station in Basra



Editor: BK
11/01/2017 18:57
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Long-Presse / Baghdad

Announced the Japanese Embassy in Baghdad, on Wednesday, about the intention of Tokyo to provide additional contributions to Iraq worth $ 100 million in humanitarian aid and to support the stability of the liberated areas, and its intention to lend Iraq 21 billion and 500 million yen, for the rehabilitation of thermal power station in Basra, indicating that the two countries agreed to strengthening of bilateral relations in various fields.

The embassy said in a statement received (range Press) copy of it, “Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Kentaro Sonora, visited Baghdad on the tenth of January the current 2017, and met with the President of the Republic, Fuad Masum, the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the head of the House of Representatives, Saleem al-Jubouri, and Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar Khairallah, “noting that” Sonora discussed with the Iraqi side of the concrete measures to promote bilateral relations, as well as regional affairs. “

It quoted the embassy for the Secretary of State of Sonora, saying that “Japan will support Iraq, who is running the military operations against terrorism with appropriate support in the areas of non-military, and will expect and pursue Iraq’s efforts towards national reconciliation to overcome sectarian and ethnic differences,” and expressed “Japan’s intention to provide additional contributions estimated $ 100 million in humanitarian aid and to support the stability of the editor in response to humanitarian crises that accompanied the operations against terrorism, when approved by Japan’s parliament on the supplementary budget areas. “

Detection and Minister of State for the Japanese Foreign Affairs, expressed his country’s intention “Iraq supply soft loan again worth up to 21 billion and 500 million yen, for a project to rehabilitate the thermal power plant in the province of Basra, to repair and stabilize the supply of electric power and stability in Iraq,” revealing “the agreement with the Iraqi side to enhance exchange relations, particularly in the areas of education, academic exchanges, and sports, as well as the political and economic fields, and about eighty anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, as well as the opening of the consular office of Japan in Erbil.”

And showed embassy, that “the Iraqi side expressed gratitude for the new Japanese aid to Iraq to contribute to improving the living conditions of the Iraqi people and the reconstruction of the country,” pointing out that “the Iraqi side confirmed the commitment to continuously make efforts in the war against terrorism with international support, and stated the importance of achieving national reconciliation early and restore normal life of the people, taking into account the duration of the post-offering military operations to liberate Mosul. “

She said the Japanese Embassy in Baghdad, “The Iraqi side also expressed his high expectations to increase the presence of Japanese companies in Iraq, and his determination to make continuous efforts to build a multi-layered bilateral relations efforts.”

She embassy, that “Iraq and Japan signed a mutual memos on the rehabilitation of the electricity sector project, the third phase, which includes the new Facilitator loan, which was signed by Ambassador of Japan in Iraq, Fumio Iwai, and Undersecretary of the Iraqi Finance Minister, Fadhel Othman, after the meeting, Minister of State of Sonora the Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi. “




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