The Japanese government said, Tuesday that it will revisit its instructions and advice to its citizens and businessmen regarding traveling to Iraq. It also commends the return of Iraq to the Arab and International arena.
The Japanese prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, during a meeting with the the Iraqi foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, said that his government will give great attention to its relations with Iraq. He added that Japan will revisit its instructions and advice to its citizens and businessmen regarding visiting Iraq.
Noda, revealed signing an agreement between the countries Tuesday in Iraq to benefit from Japanese loans to Iraq. He explained that the loans include financing four projects in the sectors of health, communications, some works on the refineries of Basra and Baiji. He also talked about an agreement to encourage and protect investment between the two countries which will be signed soon in Baghdad.
The meeting of the Japanese prime minister and the Iraqi foreign minister, came on the morning of the first day of the Iraqi-Japanese joint economic committee, which is headed by the foreign ministers of both countries, with the participation of other ministers. The committee will commence its activities Tuesday evening in Tokyo.