Islamabad proposed a new framework at the foreign ministers level between Pakistan and Iraq to deepen bilateral cooperation, officials said on Saturday after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s talks with Iraqi leadership in Baghdad.
In order to institutionalise the bilateral cooperation, Foreign Minister Qureshi, the statement said, “proposed that the two countries should develop an overarching framework of political consultations and bilateral cooperation at the foreign ministers level to provide impetus to deepening and strengthening mutually beneficial partnership”.
The Iraqi president and prime minister welcomed the idea, in principle, the statement added. The foreign minister conveyed warm wishes to President Dr Barham Salih from Pakistan’s leadership. He affirmed Pakistan’s support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq.