The Pakistani ambassador to Baghdad, Amjad Ali, confirmed his country's intention to increase the volume of trade exchange with Iraq.
The media office of the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce stated, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that "Abdul Razzaq Al-Zuhairi, Chair of the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce received at the Federation's headquarters, Ahmed Amjad Ali, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Baghdad."
The statement added, "Al-Zuhairi discussed with the ambassador ways to strengthen and develop bilateral relations between the two countries in issues of common interest."
Al-Zuhairi stressed, "The importance of strengthening aspects of trade relations by diversifying the frameworks of consultation, which contributes to achieving the aspirations of Baghdad and Islamabad, and raising the pace of bilateral trade cooperation at various investment, economic and development levels, for the benefit of both countries."
He added, "In the next few days, a delegation of Iraqi businessmen affiliated with the Federation will visit Islamabad to accelerate and strengthen bilateral relations, and during this visit, a memorandum of understanding will be signed between the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Trade and Industry of Pakistan regarding trade exchange and cooperation between the two parties and the establishment of a council joint business.