Iraqi PM to visit Pakistan in near future – ambassador

File – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will pay a visit to Pakistan in the near future, according to the Pakistani ambassador in Baghdad.

Ambassador Ahmed Amjad Ali said in a statement that Kadhimi would sign a number of memoranda of understanding during his visit to Pakistan, according to Iraqi media.

“The goal of Kadhimi’s visit to Pakistan in the next few days is to further strengthen bilateral relations, during which many memoranda of understanding will be signed between the two countries on culture and trade,” he added.

Ali further said exchange of trade between the countries had reached $64 million, adding that the two countries would work to rise the level.

In January, Pakistani minister of defense production Zubaida Jalal Khan visited Iraq and met with senior officials, including President Barham Salih.

Salih stressed the need for cooperation between Iraq and Pakistan to maintain security and stability.

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