The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Islamabad meets the Federal Minister of Finance of Pakistan

H.E. Mr. Hamid Abbas Lafta / Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq has met with His Excellency the Pakistani Minister of Finance, Mr. Shaukat Tarin, on December 15, 2021,  in the presence of the Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Religious Affairs / Sheikh Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi.

The Ambassador assured that Iraq and Pakistan have fraternal relations based on solid foundations of common ties, pointing out that Iraq was one of the first countries to recognize Pakistan.

His Excellency called for the opening of direct banking channels between Iraq and Pakistan through governmental and semi-governmental banks, to provide banking services between companies, in addition to opening letters of credit and transferring funds, which is an important step to increase commercial and banking activity between the two countries.

Mr. Shawkat welcomed these proposals, expressing his support for them due to the common interest of both sides.