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Maliki hopes for Japanese investment in oil plants

The Mainchi Daily News reports:

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday expressed hope that Japanese corporations will invest in oil and infrastructure development in Iraq, playing down security concerns in the country.

"I think the various experiences and skills Japanese businesses have will be able to contribute to reconstruction of oil facilities and basic infrastructure" which sustained damage during the 2003 Iraq War, Maliki, who is on a four-day visit to Japan, said in an interview with Kyodo News.

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