Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Establishment of a New Government in Iraq

December 22, 2010

  1. With the approval by the Iraqi Parliament of the Cabinet Ministers’ list  submitted by Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki on December 21, the process for the establishment of a new government in Iraq is now complete. Japan welcomes the furthering of democracy in Iraq along with the establishment of the new government, which features the participation of all major political forces.

  2. Japan hopes that  the new government and the people of Iraq will be able to overcome religious and ethnic differences and proceed toward the stabilization of security and the recovery of the country’s economy.

  3. Along with the further promotion of Japan-Iraq cooperation in a wide range of fields, including the economy, Japan will continue to offer necessary official support for the socioeconomic development of Iraq.