Undersecretary for Bilateral Relations Meets Ambassador of India to Iraq

Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Bilateral Relations Mr. Mohammed Hussein Mohammed Bahr Al Ulum received Ambassador of the Republic of India to Iraq, Mr. Prashant Pise, at the Ministry’s headquarters in Baghdad. The meeting discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations and broaden frameworks for cooperation between the two countries. Undersecretary Bah Al Ulum highlighted the depth of the long-standing historical relations between Iraq and India, as well the cultural and religious ties that bring together the peoples of the two countries. Ambassador Pise expressed the Indian government’s desire to open a Consulate General in the city of Najaf to follow up on the affairs of the increasing numbers of Indian whose visiting religious shrines in the holy city of Al Najaf and Karbala, the Undersecretary welcomed this step, which will contribute to strengthening bilateral relations.

Additionally they discussed the topic of scholarships offered by India to Iraqi students, and training programs to prepare leaders in various fields. The two sides stressed the need to open channels of cooperation at the level of businessmen and chambers of commerce between both countries.