The media office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Thursday the signing of two agreements with the Japanese side on completion of the Greater Basrah water project and the reclamation of land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the irrigation sector. Abadi pointed out that he was enthusiastic about Japanese companies to work in Iraq.
The office said in a statement, followed by the Iraqi Economic Center.
“The Iraq and Japan signed in the Japanese capital Tokyo two agreements concerning the first completion of the water project of Basra (Alhartha) to provide water to the people of the city of Basra, and the second agreement on land reclamation between the Euphrates and Tigris in the irrigation sector in the second phase,” noting that “the signing ceremony took place in the presence of the President Minister Haider Abadi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
“Japan will support Iraq in the field of reconstruction as well as the international community,” Shinzo told a news conference after the signing. “Iraq’s experience in fighting terrorism and winning it deserves praise and study.”
While Abadi pointed out that “Iraq wants to strengthen relations with countries, including Japan, and we moved to the stage of construction and reconstruction and we will win it as we have won on a supporter.”
The Prime Minister Haider Abadi arrived on Wednesday (April 4, 2018), to the Japanese capital Tokyo on an official visit lasting several days.