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Iraqi Defence Minister, FM Qureshi reaffirm desire to further promote Pak-Iraq ties

DNA

ISLAMABAD, The Defence Minister of the Republic of Iraq Jumaah Enad Saadoon met the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.

Foreign Minister Qureshi welcomed the Iraqi Defence Minister and underscored the importance accorded by Pakistan to its fraternal ties with Iraq. The two Ministers reaffirmed the mutual desire to further promote and solidify existing bilateral relations.

Stressing the need for frequent high-level exchanges between the two countries, the Foreign Minister hoped that the visit of the Iraqi Defence Minister will help diversify and deepen collaboration between the two countries in the fields of defence and defence production.

The two Ministers also exchanged views on the regional situation. Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s support for sovereignty, political unity and territorial integrity of Iraq.

Pakistan and Iraq enjoy warm and friendly ties, rooted deep in shared faith, values and culture. Both countries cooperate closely in regional and multilateral fora.

The Iraqi Defence Minister is on a four-day visit to Pakistan (24-27 February 2021). The visit is expected to bolster defence cooperation between the two countries.






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