Pakistan and Iraq have signed a deal to promote and facilitate bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism, the foreign office said on Friday.
The Pakistani foreign office said in a statement:
The Iraqi culture minister, Hassan Nadhem, and Islamabad’s envoy to Baghdad, Ahmed Amjad Ali signed a memorandum of understanding. The purpose of the Pakistan and Iraq deal is to promote and facilitate bilateral tourism cooperation.
“It will also help reinforce people-to-people linkages between Pakistan and Iraq. Pakistan is also engaging actively with the Iraqi side for facilitation of Pakistani Zaireen to Iraq,” it said. It added that the deal is a manifestation of efforts to “strengthen and diversify bilateral collaboration across diverse fields.”
“Pakistan remains committed to deepening and broadening its fraternal ties with the Republic of Iraq.”
Pakistan-Iraq ties have lately received a boost with a number of ministerial-level exchanges last year.
In August, Iraq’s Foreign Minister Dr. Fuad Hussein visited Islamabad to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations.
During that visit, a memorandum of understanding on “Bilateral Political Consultations” was signed so that regular consultations on bilateral, regional, and international issues could be held between the two nations.