The Foreign Ministry issued a statement yesterday that the Japanese Foreign Minister stressed that despite the withdrawal of his country's troops from Iraq, Japan will continue to support efforts to rebuild Iraq. In the same context, the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr. Akira Amari, said after his meeting with the Minister of Oil, Dr. Hussein Shahrastani, that "Iraq is an indispensable partner for Japan being one of the sources of energy". The two ministers confirmed in a joint statement that deepening bilateral cooperation in these projects would help to strengthen relations between the two countries and to provide for the needs of Japan's energy.
Also, Toyota officials expressed their desire to cooperate with Iraq because of the importance of the Iraqi market; this came during a visit made by the Iraqi Ambassador in Tokyo, Dr. Ghanim Alwan Al Jumaili, to the headquarters of the company and to one of the largest company's factories in the cities of Nagoya and Toyota, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two sides discussed the cooperation between Iraq and Toyota where the ambassador urged the company's officials to seriously consider returning to the Iraqi market because of the size and potential it represents. He also proposed the idea of establishing a factory for Toyota products in Iraq to serve the general area of the Middle East.(Source)AlSabah