Al-Kazemi announces the initiation of procedures for establishing a major city for exhibitions in Baghdad
Shafaq News/ Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announced, on Wednesday, the commencement of procedures for establishing a major city for exhibitions in the capital, Baghdad, to be an economic and cultural tributary for Iraqis.
Al-Kazemi said during his opening of the Iraq International Book Fair, according to a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, "I would like to confirm that we are in the process of developing the Iraq International Fair to establish a major city for exhibitions in Baghdad with international specifications, to become an economic, cultural and outlet for Baghdad, and we have already started the procedures and plans for this project."
He added, "Culture is the essence of Iraqis, and we are proud that our people are a people of culture, reading and creativity," noting that Iraq is "the cradle of human civilization and the first to draw the line and create books and the foundations of libraries, and world museums bear witness to the contribution of our ancestors to building global civilization and the flourishing of human culture."
He pointed out that "culture is the basis for change in every society, and the book represents the main element in any cultural reform process in any society. God began his book with a call to reading, and religions praised the book and reading. Best".
Al-Kazemi stressed that "nations are built with their thinkers, scholars, artists and creators, and that nations unite and grow with them, preserve their heritage and grow in their appreciation of the value of art, culture and creativity."
The activities of the Iraq International Book Fair began today in Baghdad, and will continue until the 18th of this month, and include, in addition to books, artistic, cultural and media activities, evenings of folk dance, singing and poetry, in addition to discussion tables and seminars on various topics. Dozens of Iraqi and Arab artistic and cultural figures will participate in it.
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