ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is dispatching three planes-load of COVID-related relief goods to the brotherly Republic of Iraq on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the first plane-load was despatched today (Saturday) in presence of the Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority, senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of Iraq to Pakistan. The next two consignments will be sent in the coming week.
He said Pakistan and Iraq have long-standing fraternal ties rooted firmly in shared faith and values.
He said the two countries have multifaceted relationship, marked by regular high-level exchanges and growing cooperation in diverse fields.
The Foreign Office Spokesperson said COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge, which can only be contained with international solidarity and cooperation.
The government and people of Pakistan stand by their Iraqi brethren in this difficult time.