[size=36]Al-Kazemi visits Pakistan on this date[/size]
political| 08:00 - 04/09/2021
Baghdad - Mawazine News
On Saturday, the Pakistani ambassador to Iraq, Ahmed Amjad Ali, announced a close visit by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to his country, revealing that the visit will witness the signing of memoranda of understanding and cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Ali said, according to the official newspaper, that "Iraq and Pakistan have strong relations for a long time, and they have important relations in various religious and cultural fields, as well as the common bilateral interests between the two parties."
The Pakistani ambassador added that "300,000 pilgrims come annually from Pakistan to Iraq to visit the holy shrines, and this year in particular witnessed a development in relations as a result of the numerous ministerial visits exchanged between the two countries. Iraqi Foreign Ministry to Pakistan.
He stressed that "there is good cooperation between the two countries in many fields, including the military and defense, and that there are students and employees of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense studying in the Pakistani army in training courses, in addition to that many Iraqi diplomats receive diplomatic training at the Pakistani Foreign Ministry."
The Pakistani ambassador pointed out that universities in his country " annually offer fellowships in many fields to Iraqi students," expecting "a visit by the Iraqi Prime Minister to Pakistan in the next few days will positively translate the level of relationship between the two countries, and that the aim is to accelerate and strengthen bilateral relations more, and that During this visit, several memoranda of understanding will be signed between the two countries on culture and trade.
He explained that "the volume of trade between Iraq and Pakistan is not the size of ambition, but there is a beginning to increase the volume of trade exchange, as there are two Pakistani cement factories in Iraq and a hotel in Karbala (The Baron), and also a Pakistani oil company has a contract with the Iraqi government," noting that "the volume of trade exchange between Iraq and Pakistan." The two countries are currently reaching $64 million, which is not the appropriate number, and we will try to increase its size.” He indicated that "we are in the process of negotiating several contracts with the Iraqi army in terms of logistical support and pilot training." Iraq, which will return to its important international role in the world."
He stressed that "Iraq and Pakistan are currently in the process of discussions to support many areas of agriculture, health, security, building destroyed buildings and electric power towers that Pakistan can help in," noting that "the roots of the relationship are deepening further between the two countries, and by the end of this year we will see positive results in a phase." discussions on projects and agreements.
And he stated that "the Pakistani people come to the holy places in Iraq as pilgrims and not as visitors, and we are about to sign a memorandum of understanding and we are trying with the Iraqi government to obtain a special policy for the visa offered to Pakistani visitors, and the Pakistani embassy opened its branch in Karbala during the Ashura visit this year to serve Pakistani visitors." Ended 29/A 43