BAGHDAD / Shaima Rashid
said the Japanese ambassador to Iraq , Fumio Iwai his country 's keenness to cooperate and communicate with Iraq in order to support stability, stressing at the same time that the Japanese loan to Iraq is like aid , a very few benefits and within important areas , including transportation, agriculture, oil and industry.
This was hosted by the Iraqi - Japanese Friendship Committee within the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Relations, to discuss the many themes, most notably the Japanese aid to Iraq since 2003, as well as loans and aid for the reconstruction of the liberated areas.
The Japanese ambassador reviewed the Japanese loan projects in Iraq since 2003, which is estimated at "5 billion and 900 thousand dollars" distributed among 25 projects between the Kurdistan region and the provinces of the country. Foreign Relations Committee member Abbas al - Bayati said the "morning" that " the Committee discussed many of the things that pertain to Japan 's assistance to the Iraqis in a number of areas, and the doors of their use, as well as discussing a number of proposals made by members of the committee."
He said al - Bayati said , " the most prominent of these proposals is to open a branch of the Agency Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Consulate of Japan in Basra and to the need to cover the central and southern region, as well as the importance of the geographical distribution of loans and assistance to the affected areas, and demands the transfer of Japanese technology to Iraq . " In the same context, MP showed the Committee on Foreign relations Iqbal Abdul Hussein told the "morning" that Japan has made part of its loans as grants and other loans, as well as extinguish some loans within the Paris Club by $ 6 billion by the Japanese side , "asserting that" this has not not by States presentation Endodontic "She added that" most of the debt owed by Iraq are fines Tojerih for loan amounts, either the original amounts were paid " And on Japanese projects, indicated Abdul Hussein that" the Japanese side to support many projects in Kurdistan and the provinces of Basra, Muthanna, Salah al - Din province, The include energy, electricity, oil and infrastructure sectors. "
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