Pakistan and Iraq on Tuesday agreed to increase their defence and

Military-to-military cooperation.

The decision was taken at a meeting between a five-member Iraqi defence delegation led by Maj Gen Abbas Mohammad Fizaa, the director of military training, and Pakistan’s defence secretary, Lt Gen Syed Athar Ali, an official statement said.

During the meeting, matters related to enhancement of defence cooperation between the two countries were discussed at length.

Pakistan also offered training courses to Iraqi military personnel at its various institutions.

The head of the Iraqi delegation expressed satisfaction over the visit to Pakistan and said it would go a long way in promoting defence ties between the two countries.

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