In a meeting held in Baghdad on Monday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Iraq’s President Dr Abdul Latif Jamal lauded the existing trajectory of bilateral relations between their nations. Both leaders agreed to further expand cooperation for mutual benefits, an announcement made by the Foreign Office spokesperson via Twitter.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also met with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al Sudani separately, extending well wishes to Iraq’s leadership and its people. The two dignitaries agreed to fortify their multidimensional cooperation and reinforce the fraternal bonds between their nations.
At a joint press briefing with his Iraqi counterpart, Dr Fuad Hussein, the Pakistani Foreign Minister voiced optimism that bilateral collaboration between Pakistan and Iraq will continue to prosper in the future.
He acknowledged the longstanding ties between the two nations, stating that both countries have consistently supported each other during trying times. He also highlighted the annual pilgrimage of a large number of Pakistanis to Iraq, visiting the sacred Ziaraat as a testament to the deep-rooted cultural and religious connections between the two nations.
Bhutto Zardari’s visit to Iraq comes as part of a three-day trip following his visit to Jordan, marking the second leg of his two-nation tour.
Prior to the press briefing, the foreign ministers had held a meeting to explore opportunities for bolstering bilateral ties between Pakistan and Iraq.
They reached a consensus on enhancing their relationship in various spheres, including diplomatic ties, during their discussion. This meeting marked another step forward in solidifying the bond and mutual respect that Pakistan and Iraq share, setting the stage for more comprehensive cooperation in the future.