[size=36]The Minister of Commerce announced the postponement of the start date of the Baghdad International Fair for ten days[/size]
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Trade Minister Mohammed Hashim al-Ani announced on Monday the postponement of the start date of the Baghdad International Fair for 10 days.
Ani said in a statement received (Mawazine News), a copy of it, that "due to the circumstances of the country, it was decided to postpone the date of the start of the Baghdad International Fair for 10 days, to 11-11-2019."
He added, "The postponement of the start date of the Baghdad exhibition came because of the opportunity to attend the countries and companies that announced their participation earlier."
Al-Ani stressed that "23 countries have announced their participation in the exhibition and dozens of local, Arab and international companies."
He added, "The staff of the General Company for Exhibitions and Commercial Services continue its daily work in preparation for the exhibition on its new date, which came in response to the circumstances of the stage and requires efforts to listen to the demands of the demonstrators and interact with them, especially as the government effort is busy responding to the implementation of the demands of clashes and reforms package announced by the Council of Ministers."
Since the beginning of this month, Baghdad and the southern provinces have witnessed a wave of mass protests that resulted in the death of more than 70 demonstrators and the injury of more than 3,000 people, including security men and the arrest of more than 30 demonstrators, as well as the burning of the headquarters of political parties.