The Iraqi deputy prime minister, Rafe' al-Issawi, on Monday received two envoys from the United States and Japan and discussed with them means of improving services and supporting investment in Iraq.
"During a meeting with the U.S. envoy, the deputy premier discussed several issues related to the services sector," according to a statement released by Issawi's office and received by Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
The two sides examined the possibility of increasing U.S. support to improve services in the country.
Another statement released by the office quoted Issawi as urging Japanese firms to invest in Iraq and to contribute to reconstruction efforts in the country.
Other issues of mutual concern were also raised during the meeting with the Japanese envoy.
(Voices of Iraq)