Iraq to Give $9.48m in Aid to Japan

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)

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