Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Dr. Fuad Hussein met on Monday and discussed matters to boost bilateral ties between two countries.
The two sides agreed to enhance relations between Pakistan and Iraq in diverse and multidimensional areas including diplomatic ties.
Bilawal reached in Iraq from Jordan on the second leg of his three-day visit this morning. Iraqi Deputy foreign minister Muhammad Hussain Bahr-ul-Uloom, Pakistan’s ambassador to Iraq Ahmed Amjad Ali, and senior officials of the embassy received the foreign minister.
During his stay in Iraq, Bilawal will hold meetings with the political leadership of the country. He will lay the foundation-stone of the Pakistan embassy besides a visit to Ziaraat.
FM @BBhuttoZardari met with Iraqi FM @Fuad_Husseein. During delegation level talks, the two FMs agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in various fields of cooperation. Both countries enjoy close and cordial relations.#PakFMinIraq— Spokesperson ?? MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) June 5, 2023
According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, this is the first ever visit of the Foreign Minister to Iraq.
The Foreign Minister will also formally announce the establishment of Pilgrimage Centre in Karbala to facilitate Pakistani Zaireen and perform the ground-breaking of the Embassy Complex.
A number of agreements are expected to be signed related to education sector, cultural cooperation and visa facilitation.