Outgoing Ambassador of Iraq pays farewell call on President Dr. Arif Alvi

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Islamabad, September 06, 2019 (PPI-OT): Appreciating the principled position of Iraq on the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ and K) at the hands of fascist Indian regime, Pakistan expected Iraq’s consistent support at all international fora for its bid to amicably resolve Kashmir dispute in accordance with Security Council resolutions, said President Dr. Arif Alvi, while talking to the Outgoing Ambassador of Iraq Dr. Ali Yasin Al-Rahmani, who paid farewell call on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad today. In this regard, he appreciated the recent visit by the head of Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Shaikh Hammoudi, to Kashmir in July 2019. The President said that Pakistan and Iraq enjoyed close and cordial fraternal relations based on the solid foundations of a shared faith, culture and historical affinities.

He added that Pakistan strongly supported the sovereignty, political unity and territorial integrity of Iraq. He underscored that Pakistan condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and vehemently opposed atrocities and destruction carried out by the terrorist organizations like Daesh and its militants in Iraq. He highlighted that Pakistan stood by the government and people of Iraq in their efforts for lasting peace and tranquillity and offered to send its financial managers, engineers, IT professionals, doctors and paramedic staff, and skilled and semi-skilled workers to Iraq to participate in the reconstruction activities, he added.

Hoping that the Ambassador had a pleasant stay in Pakistan, the President congratulated him on successful completion of his tenure in Pakistan and appreciated his efforts for enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries and his principled support to the oppressed people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Ambassador thanked the Government and people of Pakistan for their hospitality and making his stay in Pakistan pleasant. In the end, the President wished him success in his future endeavours.

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