BAFL 46.29 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-0.17%)
BIPL 20.27 Increased By ▲ 0.12 (0.6%)
BOP 5.36 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (0.75%)
CNERGY 4.85 Increased By ▲ 0.25 (5.43%)
DFML 17.51 Increased By ▲ 0.91 (5.48%)
DGKC 78.56 Increased By ▲ 0.71 (0.91%)
FABL 28.91 Increased By ▲ 0.70 (2.48%)
FCCL 20.51 Increased By ▲ 0.36 (1.79%)
FFL 9.50 Increased By ▲ 0.28 (3.04%)
GGL 12.97 Increased By ▲ 0.16 (1.25%)
HBL 112.13 Increased By ▲ 0.63 (0.57%)
HUBC 122.60 Decreased By ▼ -1.20 (-0.97%)
HUMNL 7.61 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-1.81%)
KEL 3.35 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (2.45%)
LOTCHEM 28.47 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.07%)
MLCF 41.54 Decreased By ▼ -0.21 (-0.5%)
OGDC 121.62 Increased By ▲ 6.12 (5.3%)
PAEL 18.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.29 (-1.52%)
PIBTL 5.53 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.9%)
PIOC 113.75 Increased By ▲ 1.15 (1.02%)
PPL 107.36 Increased By ▲ 7.16 (7.15%)
PRL 26.98 Increased By ▲ 1.28 (4.98%)
SILK 1.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.9%)
SNGP 69.60 Increased By ▲ 1.80 (2.65%)
SSGC 12.81 Increased By ▲ 0.26 (2.07%)
TELE 8.44 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.71%)
TPLP 13.36 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.3%)
TRG 85.53 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-0.14%)
UNITY 26.33 Decreased By ▼ -0.32 (-1.2%)
WTL 1.55 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-1.9%)
BR100 6,450 Increased By 73 (1.15%)
BR30 22,796 Increased By 419.9 (1.88%)
KSE100 62,956 Increased By 463 (0.74%)
KSE30 21,004 Increased By 174.8 (0.84%)

Qureshi discusses areas of mutual cooperation with Iraqi president

  • Qureshi highlights Pakistan’s efforts to promote solidarity among Muslim Ummah
  • President Salih appreciates PM Imran Khan's environmental initiatives, hopes for greater cooperation
Published May 29, 2021

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on Saturday Iraqi President Barham Salih in Baghdad.

In a press release, the Foreign Office (FO) said the two discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest, adding that the FM expressed Pakistan’s desire to further enhance existing bilateral ties in all spheres of cooperation.

The FM acknowledged the unyielding efforts and sacrifices of the people of Iraq in the fight against terrorism and wished peace, progress and prosperity for the country. President Salih warmly welcomed the FM and thanked Pakistan for its understanding and support, the FO statement said.

Qureshi also briefed the president on Pakistan’s transformed vision centered around shifting focus from geo-politics to geo-economics. He also outlined Pakistan’s desire to offer itself as an economic hub through peace, development partnerships and connectivity.

The FO said that President Salih appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan's environmental initiatives, and hoped for greater cooperation in this field. During their meeting, Qureshi highlighted Pakistan’s efforts to promote solidarity among the Muslim Ummah, and briefed the president of Pakistan's steadfast diplomatic support for Palestinians.

"Foreign Minister Qureshi briefed the President on the situation in South Asia, in particular Pakistan's approach towards the issues and disputes with India, Pakistan’s consistent support for the Afghan Peace Process," FO added.

FM Qureshi meets Iraqi FM Fuad Hussein

Earlier, FM Qureshi met Iraqi FM Fuad Hussein and said Pakistan greatly values its relations with Iraq, adding that the two countries are deep rooted in common history, religion and cultural values.

"We discussed the translating of goodwill between the two countries into more diverse and deep cooperation across sectors, especially trade, economic, defence and education," Qureshi said in a tweet. He further said that he shared Pakistan’s principal focus on economic diplomacy with the Iraqi FM and how the country desires to strengthen this footprint with Iraq.

FM Qureshi also informed his counterpart that Pakistan is pleased to have trained a number of Iraqi diplomats under the Foreign Service Academy Pakistan and Foreign Services Training Institute Republic of Iraq agreement. FM Qureshi said both Pakistan and Iraq can share their experiences in the fight against terrorism.

The two sides emphasized the need for collective efforts at the international level to curb the spread of coronavirus, Radio Pakistan reported. Qureshi also apprised Hussein of Pakistan's role in facilitating the Afghan peace process.

Qureshi is currently on a three-day official visit to Iraq. FM Qureshi's visit comes in the backdrop of a number of ministerial-level visits from both sides, "which signify the importance accorded by both countries to augmenting bilateral relationship for mutual benefit", a statement by the FO said.


Comments are closed.

Qureshi discusses areas of mutual cooperation with Iraqi president

FCA mechanism: Discos’ tariff for Oct raised by Rs3 per unit

Commercial operation date: Nepra likely to grant Zorlu 4-month extension

Minister reviews power sector progress

FBR notifies list of entities to be integrated with its ‘RADAR’

FBR to integrate real time data of 145 entities

Digital payments: SBP launches ‘Raast P2M’ service

KE only Disco using handheld device for meter reading: Nepra

Jul-Oct govt debt stocks increased by Rs1.641trn

GDs inspections, PCAs: Material violations fall to 7pc from 8pc in 2022-23: World Bank

FD releases Rs17.4bn to ECP