ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has underscored the need for mutual cooperation between Iraq and Pakistan to counter the menace of terrorism affecting Middle East and South Asia alike.
He said while talking to Iraqi President Fuad Masum in a meeting held in Baghdad, Iraq where Speaker Ayaz Sadiq was paying a visit to participate in the 11th meeting of General Assembly of Parliamentary Union of Islamic Conference (PUIC), says a press release received here on Wednesday.
According to a message received from Baghdad, the Speaker National Assembly discussed the prevailing issues regarding strengthening security, enhancement of trade and human resources development through mutual cooperation between both the countries.
Referring to brotherly ties between Iraq and Pakistan grounded in religious, cultural and historical bonds, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that further coordination in trade, economic and social sectors would strengthen the relations resulting in welfare of both the nations.
Pertaining to the recent state of affairs of Middle East, Afghanistan and the whole South Asian region, the meeting of both dignitaries remained much focused on the vibrant role that both the countries need to play in ameliorating the status of the lives of the people of this region and the third world. The visiting Speaker also praised the efforts by Iraqi government to counter the security challenges faced by Iraq.
He also said that consistent struggle would surely help Iraqi government to rescue the country from the whirlpool of security related concerns. In that context the valour of the armed forces of Pakistan was also praised with due integrity and appreciation by the host President. He said that the armed forces of Pakistan had rightly dealt with the war torn areas of North Pakistan through operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’.
The President of Iraq agreed with Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on expanding further coordination for widening gulf of mutual working in almost all the demanding fields of modern world. He appreciated Pakistan’s offer to provide the services of educated and skilled youth to participate in the development and prosperity of Iraq through mutual work in the fields of Information Technology, Services and Educational Industry.