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Japan To Finance Oil Projects In Iraq


http://gdb.rferl.org/d2d14c18-bd3e-45dd-8d87-fe86477db5ec_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/d2d14c18-bd3e-45dd-8d87-fe86477db5ec_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 6 December 2005 -- Japan said today it will provide technical support for oil and gas projects in Iraq.


The announcement came during a visit to Tokyo by Iraqi Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum. The two countries agreed that Japan will provide up to $3.5 billion in loans to Iraq between now and 2007 and will train up to 1,000 Iraqi engineers in Japan.


(AP/dpa)

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