Iraqi Oil Minister Mr.
Shots of the President House.
Shots of President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy receiving the Iraqi Oil Minister Mr. Tayeh Abdul Karim and his delegation members.
Different shots of President Reddy and Mr. Karim seated.
Shots of Foreign Ministry .
Different shots of Mr. Verendra Patil Indian Petrolium Minister and other members of Indian delegation seated.
Shots of the Iraqi delegation members seated.
Different shots Iraqi Oil Minister Mr. Karim and other members of Iraqi delegation seated.
Different shots of Indian Minister for Petrolium Mr. Patil speaking and other members of the Indian delegation listening.
LS of the Meeting.
MS of Iraqi Minister.
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Background: Iraqi Oil Minister Mr. Tayeb Abdul Karim arrived yesterday on a 5 day official visit to India.
He started the day today by paying a courtesy call on the Indian President Mr. Reddy at President's House.
Later on ministerial meeting of the Joint Commission took place in which the Indian Petroleum Minister Mr. Veerendra Patil and Iraqi Oil Minister Mr. Karim headed their respective delegations. In the course of their discussions, the Iraqi Oil Minister Mr. Karim has offered all possible help in meeting India's increasing oil demand for oil.
During his stay, Mr. Karim will also visit Mathura Oil Refinery which is under construction.
Iraqi crude oil will also we refined at the refinery when it starts functioning. (For details pls see attached Press Clipping).