Pakistan assures its all possible assistance for reconstruction of Iraq

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Dr. Ali Yassin Mohammad Karim, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to pakisan met with Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) here in islamabad on Monday. Dr. Ali Yassin Mohammad Karim discussed the present situation of Iraq with minister and exchanged views on matters of common concern and improving collaboration in defence production.

Dr. Ali Yassin Mohammad Karim highlighted the need for having joint ventures in different sectors. He made special mention that Pakistan and Iraq are facing terrorism as common enemy. Pakistan and Iraq, brotherly Muslim counties, have traditionally enjoyed cordial relations.

On the occasion Minister of Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain assured the ambassador that Pakistan is willing to provide all possible assistance for reconstruction in Iraq especially in the areas of defence and security. “Pakistan and Iraq have been cooperating in the field of defence, mainly encompassing exchange of defence delegations. Pakistan supports the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Iraq”, said Rana Tanveer Hussain.

Rana Tanveer Hussain expressed hope that this meeting will further enhance bilateral defence relations. Pakistan is very much willing to provide skilled and semi-skilled man power to Iraq. Dr. Ali Yassin Mohammad Karim also expressed the importance of joint ventures. He mentioned that Pakistan and Iraq shares common enemy i.e. terrorism.

Pakistan and Iraq, brotherly Muslim countries, have traditionally enjoyed cordial relations. Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Iraq. Pakistan is very much keen to further develop the existing cooperation with Iraq in all fields, including the defence sector.

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