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The Iraqi Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Hassan Nazim, discussed with the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad Abdulaziz Al-Shammari, the need to activate the memorandum of cultural cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Nazem said - in a statement reported by the Iraqi National Agency today, Tuesday, “Iraq has lived a period of interruption and cultural isolation in the 1990s The past, and today it has a good opportunity to cooperate with its Arab brothers, as Saudi Arabia is not far from the situation in Iraq and is living with us with the same difficulties. "
He added, "During his meetings at UNESCO and the King Abdulaziz Center, he met with a number of Saudi friends to discuss confronting extremism in the Arab world," stressing his interest in dealing with Saudi youth, who showed important potentials in cultural discussions.
He referred to the necessity of activating previous projects between the two countries, as there was a joint cultural project between the two countries in the Qashla region on the banks of the Tigris, which has a two-kilometer extension and Arab Islamic heritage that includes the Abbasid Palace, the Abbasid School and ancient heritage evidence, as the Kingdom can discuss investment opportunities in that region .
For his part, the Saudi ambassador congratulated the Iraqi minister on obtaining the confidence of parliament for the ministry portfolio, adding that Iraq has the right to be proud of its antiquities and cultural legacy, and this will need a strategic plan from you.
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