Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met His Excellency Jumaa Inad Saadoun Khattab, Iraq’s Minister of Defence, who warmly welcomed him at the Ministry of Defence in Baghdad. Foreign Minister Qureshi rejoiced the opportunity of meeting the Iraqi Defence Minister twice within three months.
Recalling the visit of Pakistan's Minister for Defence Production to Iraq in January 2021, he expressed satisfaction at frequent interactions at the Ministerial level, which augured well for future bilateral defence ties of Pakistan and Iraq. The two Ministers noted with contentment the steady growth in bilateral defence relations.
Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated Pakistan's resolve to further deepen and diversify bilateral cooperation in the fields of defence and defence production. The two Ministers agreed to continue exchanging senior level delegations to sustain the positive momentum in the growing defence relationship between the two countries. The Foreign Minister will be concluding his three-day visit to Iraq today. The visit (28-30 May 2021) is being undertaken at the invitation of his Iraqi counterpart, Dr Fuad Hussein.