Pakistan desirous of strong trade ties with Iraq: President

ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday said Pakistan desires  to further strengthen economic ties with Iraq and emphasized the need  for exploiting the existing huge potential for trade and commerceiraq-pakistan to the mutual benefit of people of both countries. The President expressed these views in his meeting with Speaker of Iraqi Council of  Representatives, Osama Abdul Aziz Al-Nujaifi at the Aiwan-e-Sadr here. The President said Pakistan and Iraq were intertwined in eternal bonds of  religion, brotherhood and culture and added that these bonds of  brotherhood could further be strengthened and enhanced through  parliamentary friendship.

The President opined that parliamentary  cooperation could play a significant role in cementing bilateral ties  and urged the need for frequent exchange of parliamentary delegations to underpin bilateral cooperation besides promoting contacts at the levels of parliament and people.
The President expressed confidence that  visit of Iraqi parliamentary delegation would provide ample  opportunities to the parliamentarians of the two countries to exchange  views, share experiences and explore further possibilities of  parliamentary and economic cooperation. He expressed hope that the  visit would prove instrumental in strengthening existing bilateral  relations and bringing the two brotherly countries further closer. Osama Abdul Aziz Al-Nujafi, Speaker, Iraqi Council of Representatives thanked the President and government of Pakistan for warm hospitality and said  that Iraq values high its brotherly relations with Pakistan and wanted  to further boost the existing relations through enhanced economic and  parliamentary cooperation. The Speaker was accompanied by Iraqi  members of parliament Jamal Al-Gilani and Human Baqir Hamoudi. Iraqi  Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Rushdi Mahmood Al-Ani was also present. From Pakistan side, those present during the meeting included Sardar Ayaz  Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker  NA, Syed Imran Ahmad Shah, MNA, Karamat Hussain Niazi, Secretary  National Assembly, Ahmad Farooq, Secretary to the President and Saba  Mohsin Raza, Press Secretary to the President.

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