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State Minister Ejima Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, Minister of Oil, Iraq, via Video Conference

February 25, 2021

On February 24 (Wed.), 2021, Mr. Ejima Kiyoshi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, Minister of Oil, Iraq, via video conference.

At the meeting, State Minister Ejima expressed his gratitude for Iraq’s support for Japanese companies in developing business in the field of energy in Iraq, while Minister Abdul Jabbar highly appraised Japanese companies’ activities in oil development and infrastructure improvement and showed his strong expectations therefor. Moreover, the two sides agreed on continuation Japan-Iraq collaboration to further enhance bilateral ties, mainly in the field of energy.

Furthermore, concerning the field of decarbonization, Minister Abdul Jabbar showed his strong expectations for Japanese companies’ activities and the two sides agreed to continue to advance close Japan-Iraq collaboration.

The meeting was held taking the opportunity of the 16th Japan-Iraq Business Seminar convened on the same date online. State Minister Ejima delivered a speech at the beginning of the seminar as a representative of Japan, while Minister Abdul Jabbar delivered a keynote speech as a representative of Iraq.

Reference: Overview of the 16th Japan-Iraq Business Seminar

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