President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Iraq is an important country of the Islamic world and Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Iraq.
The President said this while talking to Ambassador-designate to Iraq Sajid Bilal who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Friday. Senior officials were also present on the occasion.
The President stated that Pakistan has very cordial relations with Iraq which are further strengthened by the historical and religious links. Therefore, it is necessary to increase cooperation in different sectors including education, culture and trade, he added. He also directed that efforts for the enhancement of mutual cooperation should be intensified. He underlined that there are vast opportunities of trade between Pakistan and Iraq and continuous efforts are required for the optimal utilization of their true potential. He also stressed that priority should be given to the exchange of delegations of traders and industrialists in this regard.