Undersecretary of the Ministry, Omar Al-Barzanji, during his reception of his Japanese counterpart; Emphasizes Iraq’s aspiration to build economic partnerships to rebuild and rehabilitate infrastructure

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Omar Al-Barzanji, held a meeting with Mr. Takagi Kei, Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan, accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador in Baghdad, Mr. Matsumoto Futoshi, at the Ministry’s headquarters, on 11/22022, and in the presence of the Head of the Asia and Australia Department, Ambassador Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi. The two sides affirmed their keenness to develop and consolidate political and economic relations between the two friendly countries. The agent indicated that Iraq is looking forward to build economic partnerships with a number of countries in the world, led by Japan, in order to rebuild and rehabilitate the infrastructure, and touched on the historical relations between Iraq and Japan and the importance of strengthening them to serve the interests of the two friendly countries, calling on his Japanese counterpart to reconsider recommendations to avoid travel To Iraq, in line with the security and political developments in the country, and thus businessmen, investors, academics, experts and tourists can travel to Iraq.

For his part, Mr. Takagi praised the development of bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and promised to study the issue of facilitating travel to Iraq, especially after his tour in Baghdad regions and his visit to the National Museum and the opening of the Japanese pavilion at the Baghdad International Fair and witnessing the improvement in security there, adding that he will visit Basra Governorate to inaugurate the two major Basra water projects. and the Al-Hartha thermal power station, which Japanese companies contributed to rehabilitating, and the two sides agreed to exchange official visits between the two friendly countries and work to overcome the obstacles faced by some Japanese companies operating in Iraq.