Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein has met the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr Mukhtar Tleuberdi, on the sidelines of his participation in the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which was held in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, as Mr Hussein affirmed the importance of developing and expanding relations and signing memoranda of understanding in many areas, including the concellation of entry visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports to facilitate the exchange of visits between delegations of both countries.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs invited his Kazakh counterpart and the competent delegations to visit Iraq to sign the Memorandum of Understanding and discussing ways to enhance the bilateral relations.

  The two ministers also discussed the current international issues and their repercussions on international peace and security as well as the economies of countries, where the two sides confirmed the importance of encouraging international initiatives aimed at resolving the Russian-Ukrainian crisis by peaceful means for the purpose of maintaining international peace and security and de-escalation of tension to avoid the repercussions of these crises on the global economy and the development process.

On his part, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan affirmed the efforts of the Kazakhstan government to expand and develop its relations with the Republic of Iraq in all fields and to open an embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Baghdad.

The Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Multilateral Relations, Dr Qahtan Taha Khalaf, and Head of the Department of International Organisations and Conferences, Dr Abbas Kadhem Obaid, the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Pakistan, Mr Hamed Abbas Lafta, and the Director of the Islamic Cooperation Section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Counsellor Tamara Mahmoud have attended the meeting.