A statement by the office of Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, received, that "al-Jaafari met with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in the Japanese capital Tokyo, where During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to upgrade them to meet the ambition of the two countries, as the parties discussed issues of common interest and regional and international issues.
"He stressed al-Jaafari," the relationship between the two countries depth ", praising Japan's stances in support of Iraq, and its support, and humanitarian aid for the displaced.
He pointed to" the need to exchange information the intelligence of its importance in the war on terrorism and to contribute to the training of Iraqi forces, "calling for increased trade between the two countries, which now stands at more than two billion dollars, and the holding of meetings of the Joint Committee in Baghdad, as well as to accelerate the open consulate in Basra to support the economy and open up more prospects joint cooperation.
He Jaafari to "the need to facilitate the granting of visas (visa) wishing to visit Japan for the Iraqis from their embassy in Baghdad instead of giving from other countries including Jordan; because of their effect on the activation of common interests."
For his part, expressed Keshida his country's readiness to enhance cooperation in all fields, especially in the area of demining, also expressed Japan's readiness to offer Iraq loans estimated at 500 million yen allocated to the areas of irrigation, and other areas, as well as willing to invest Japanese companies in Iraq.
He Keshida "We have $ 100 million in aid for displaced people during this year and studying to provide financial support worth $ 200 million in loans to the Iraqi government. "
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