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At the invitation of Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq Dr. Fuad Hussein is undertaking a bilateral visit to Pakistan on 11-12 August 2021.

During the visit, the two Foreign Ministers will hold in-depth exchange of views on all aspects of bilateral relations. They will also review close cooperation in multilateral organizations, in particular the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The Foreign Ministers will also consult on issues concerning the Muslim Ummah as well as on key regional and international issues.

The Iraqi Foreign Minister will also call on the Pakistani leadership and have meetings with other dignitaries.

Pakistan and Iraq have close fraternal ties, founded on strong affinities of faith and culture. Pakistan accords high importance to these relations and is resolved to further deepen and broaden mutual cooperation in diverse fields. The relationship is reinforced by similarity of views on a range of regional and global issues.

The visit of Iraqi Foreign Minister comes in the backdrop of a number of Ministerial-level visits from both sides in the past few months, which signify the importance accorded by the two countries to augmenting the bilateral relationship. Foreign Minister Qureshi visited Iraq in May 2021. Further high-level exchanges are envisaged in the coming months.

The visit of Foreign Minister Dr. Fuad Hussein is expected to add further momentum to the positive trajectory of brotherly relations between Pakistan and Iraq.

Islamabad
9 August 2021

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