In Official and Popular Prestigious Ceremonies, President Masum Participates in the Funeral of the Great Late Mam Jalal

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H.E. Dr. Fuad Masum the President of the Republic participated in the reception ceremony of the body of the well-known Kurdish Iraqi nationalist figure the former President of the Republic Mam Jalal Talabani. Leaders and representatives of a number of Arab, regional and foreign countries attended the ceremony, in addition to Mr. Masoud Barzani the President of Kurdistan Region, Dr. Salim al-Jubouri the Speaker of the Iraqi House of Representatives, and Mr. Kosrat Rasul Ali the Vice-President of the Region. The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Javad Zarif the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Nechirvan Barzani the Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region and Mr. Maarouf al-Bakhit the representative of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as well as leaders and representatives of Iraqi and Kurdish political forces, members of the House of Representatives, ministers, officials and a large number of masses.
At the onset of the ceremony, the Iraqi national anthem was played and twenty-one rounds of cannon were fired in a pray for mercy to the soul of the late Mam Jalal. Then the wreaths of flowers were placed by the attendee leaders, on top of them was President Masum.
The procession then had proceeded amid a rare massive mass reception, which was overwhelmed by deep feelings of sadness over the loss of Mam Jalal Talabani the former President of the Republic, to the Grand Mosque in the city, to perform prayer. Then the funeral procession headed to one of the Debashan Hills, where he was buried.


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