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Friday, February 29, 2008

Japan Donates 600 Motorcycles to Iraqi Police

Japan Donates 600 Motorcycles
to Iraqi Police
Friday, February 29, 2008
Kenjori Monji, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, along with Iraqi Minister of Interior Jawad al Bolani attended a hand over ceremony of 600 motorcycles to the Iraqi Police here Feb. 28.

The motorcycles were donated to Iraq from the government of Japan as a part of its effort to help in the reconstruction of Iraq.

“I am much encouraged to observe a drastic improvement in security in Iraq thanks to the effort of the Iraqi Security Forces, Coalition forces and many other people concerned,” said Monji.

Japan has been conducting humanitarian, reconstruction and rebuilding assistance to Iraq through their self defense force and by the aid of more than 5 billion U.S. dollars.

The contribution of these motorcycles allows the Iraqi Police to move more freely and quickly through the congested streets of Baghdad and other outlined cities.

“I expect further effort will be made by all Iraqis towards the national reconciliation under the improved security,” said Monji. “And Japan will continue to support Iraq and its people in rebuilding the great nation.”
From press release #080229-01 - Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq - Public Affairs Office, Phoenix Base

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