The Ambassador of Republic of Iraq to Pakistan Meets with Pakistani Minister of Maritime Affairs
Mr. Hamid Abbas Lafta, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Islamabad met with the Pakistani Minister of Maritime Affairs Mr. Ali Haider Zaidi.
Thr Ambassador stressed the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of maritime transport, and focusing on the importance of Iraqi and Pakistani ports and their impact on the economy of the two countries.
They also discussed the possibility of opening a sea transport line between the port of Gwadar, Karachi, Pakistan, and Umm Qasr port and the Iraqi Faw port to facilitate the transportation of Pakistani pilgrims who intend to visit Iraq.
On his part, the Minister affirmed his country’s desire to extend bridges of cooperation with Iraq in regard to maritime transport, noting that the idea of opening the transport line had received the attention of the Pakistani Cabinet.