Just days after Iraq approved a loan from Japan for infrastructural development, Iraq said on Wednesday it would donate $9.48 million in disaster relief to Japan as Tokyo struggles with the devastation of a March 11 tsunami.
“The government has agreed to donate $10 million in aid following the events in Japan, and is also ready for expressions of interest by Japanese companies to import Iraqi oil,” the government said in a statement reported by AFP.
Japan shut down nuclear reactors in regions affected by the tsunami, and suspended others in other parts of the country as a precaution, forcing the country to seek other forms of energy.
Japan is already a small importer of Iraqi oil.
(Sources: AFP, AKnews)