President Rashid: Public Park Must Be Built in Honour of Iraq's Fallen Heroes


On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Abdullatif Jamal Rashid met with the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities, Ahmed Fakak Al-Badrani, at the Baghdad Palace.

It is vital to establish a public park where statues of Iraq's fallen heroes are displayed, who sacrificed their lives for the homeland and their values, His Excellency President Rashid emphasised. A prime location should be chosen to commemorate all those who made the ultimate sacrifices, he added.

The President affirmed the importance of opening cultural centres for young people across Iraqi provinces and reopening public libraries to embrace the youth and develop their literary, artistic, and sports talents.

There is a need to advance cultural institutions, His Excellency said while literary and artistic productions should be supported, to bring back Iraq's role in enriching the cultural movement.

Mr. Al-Badrani briefed President Rashid about the plans that the ministry aims to implement, which would help to improve the cultural activities. He commended His Excellency's efforts toward supporting culture and intellectuals.



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