Japan-Iraq Relations

September 24, 2019

On September 24, from 6:45 p.m. (local time. 7:45 a.m. September 25, Japan time) for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister, during his visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, received a courtesy call from Ms. Nadia Murad, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2018. The overview of the meeting is as follows:

  1. While appreciating Ms. Murad’s courage and activities, Prime Minister Abe expressed that Japan would actively support reconstruction of liberated areas from ISIL to realize stability in Iraq, and that Japan would continue to work to prevent sexual violence in conflict and to support for victims.
  2. Prime Minister Abe also announced Japan’s intention to provide medical equipment, including those for neonatal and infant care, to the Sinjar General Hospital located in northern Iraq.
  3. In addition, Prime Minister Abe stated that he pays respect to Ms. Murad’s activities of supporting victims and their children in the Middle East region and beyond.
  4. In response, Ms. Nadia Murad expressed her gratitude for Japan’s assistance.

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