ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's military attache called on Iraqi army chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah, on Monday and discussed military cooperation, and committed to providing military support to the Iraqi armed forces.
In 2014, Iraq purchased the Super Mushak trainer aircraft from Pakistan as part of improving defence relations between the two countries.
In 2003, before the outbreak of the second Gulf War, Pakistan announced that it was opposed to any military action against Iraq. Relations between the two nations normalized following the United States troop withdrawal from Iraq and in 2013, Pakistan and Iraq signed a defence pact.
“Yarallah received the Pakistani Military Attaché,” the Iraqi ministry of defence said in a Twitter post. “During the meeting, they discussed strengthening the relationship between the two friendly countries through cooperation and coordination on the military side, especially in the field of training and courses.”
In this regard, the Pakistani military attaché affirmed his country's readiness to provide military support to the Iraqi armed forces, the statement said.