Stressing the importance of bilateral cooperation in various fields, calling for activating the joint Iraqi-Pakistani commission, the Foreign Undersecretary for Political Planning Affairs, and the Acting Dean of the Foreign Service Institute meets with the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
islamabad April 9, 2021
The Foreign Undersecretary of the Republic of Iraq for Political Planning Affairs and the Acting Dean of the Foreign Service Institute and his accompanying delegation paid a courtesy call upon the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi on 8/4/2021 at the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Islamabad. The Foreign Undersecretary conveyed the greetings of Dr. Fuad Hussein, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq to his Pakistani counterpart, stressing upon ways to strengthen and develop bilateral relations between the two countries in mutual interest and in a way that achieves the common interest of the two friendly countries. The Pakistani Foreign Minister stated that Pakistan is a key partner with regard to Iraq and they are bound by long-standing relations and common factors, including confronting terrorism and extremism. On the other hand, the two sides stressed upon the need to activate the Iraqi-Pakistani joint ministerial commission and to expedite the completion of pending agreements and memorandums of understanding between the two countries. His Excellency the Minister assured his government’s support for the sovereignty, political unity and territorial integrity of Iraq, calling for the exchange of Pakistani and Iraqi experiences to benefit from them in various fields. The two sides also discussed the issue of a mechanism to facilitate the granting of entry visas to Iraq to Pakistani investors wishing to work in Iraq, in addition to promoting the issue of religious tourism. In conclusion, Dr. Saleh extended his thanks and appreciation to the Pakistani government for sending three aircrafts loaded with medical aid to Iraq to fight Corona virus.