The Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, met today, Sunday, the Japanese Ambassador to Iraq, Suzuki Kotaro, and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, which was attended by the Director General of the Legal Department in the Ministry, Dr. Hana Ibrahim, they discussed prospects for joint cooperation between the two countries in the economic, investment and trade fields, and ways to develop them to serve the common interests of the two friendly countries.
The meeting also discussed the details of the comprehensive memorandum of understanding between Iraq and Japan, and the need to expedite its completion and signature by both parties, as it is linked to the implementation of a number of service projects by the Japanese side in Iraq.
In addition, the Minister of Planning stressed the Iraqi government's keenness to develop cooperation with the friendly Empire of Japan, and to work hard in order to benefit from Japanese capabilities and capabilities in supporting development efforts, especially with the entry into force of the government's reform white paper, indicating the formation of a senior executive administration. The process of supervising and following up on the implementation of the economic and development projects included in the paper, as each of those projects will have a direct executive director, stressing that the Iraqi citizen will see the results of these projects within two years from now, calling on the Japanese side to support the efforts of the Iraqi government in implementing its reform pledges. Included in the white paper.
For his part, the Japanese ambassador expressed his government's readiness to provide all possible types of support to the Iraqi government in order to enable it to perform its reform tasks as planned, revealing that Japan has made international efforts to mobilize international economic support for Iraq, indicating the importance of the joint cooperation memorandum between the two countries, and the need to work on achieving them as soon as possible.