Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid visited Iraq
Union External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid visited Iraq from 19 June to 20 June2013. Khurshid is the first Indian Minister to visit Iraq in 23 years.
Salman Khurshid, the Union External Affairs Minister was on a two-day visit to Iraq from 19 to 20 June 2013. This is the first visit of any Minister from Indian Union to Iraq after 23 years in the war-raved country.
The two nations discussed issues of bilateral and mutual interests including import of oil for energy security along with the avenues of partnership. During his visit, Khurshid met with the Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki and his counterpart Hoshyar Zebari.
Former Prime Minister of India, Inder Kumar Gujral visited Iraq in 1990 during his tenure as an External Affairs Minister of Indian Union. He visited Iraq to check the procedures of evacuation of Indians in the wake of Gulf war.