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Iraqi PM Visit to Pakistan

September 05, 2021

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will visit Pakistan on Saturday for talks aimed at increasing cooperation between Baghdad and Islamabad, according to Pakistani Ambassador Ahmed Amjad Ali. “Al-visit Kadhimi’s to Pakistan in the coming day’s aims to enhance bilateral relations and sign several agreements and memorandums of understanding between the two countries in the fields of culture and trade,” the envoy told the state-owned Al-Sabah newspaper.

He did not provide an exact date for the visit. The Iraqi government has yet to confirm Al-Kadhimi’s visit. According to the Pakistani diplomat, the annual trade exchange between Iraq and Pakistan is $64 million. ““We are in the process of finalizing several deals with the Iraqi army for logistical support and pilot training,” said the ambassador. He praised Iraq’s role in the region, calling the recent Baghdad meeting for neighboring countries a “good step.””

Last week, Iraq sponsored a regional summit intended to promote Middle East collaboration and partnership. The summit was participated by heads of state, top diplomats, and regional and global representatives. Baghdad seeks to reduce regional tensions, enhance economic ties with neighboring states, and welcome investments and capital projects in severely diminished by the war against the ISIS terror group.

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