Pride in front of Iraq's guests

Al-Sudani names government palace rooms after Mesopotamian civilization figures

BAGHDAD, August 20 — On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani directed the naming of halls and corridors in the government palace after notable figures from Mesopotamian civilization. These figures include poet Mohammed Mehdi Al-Jawahiri, Ali Al-Wardi, and architect Zaha Hadid.

A statement from Al-Sudani’s media office, received by Network 964:
“The importance of Iraqi heritage and identity. In an effort to solidify the illustrious historical names in our contemporary history and to showcase them proudly to Iraq’s guests and future generations, Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani instructed the use of names rooted in Mesopotamian civilization in all its facets, along with names of individuals who have made a significant impact on contemporary Iraqi culture and advancement, for the halls and corridors of the government palace.

These halls will be adorned with the names of figures like Anstas Mari Al-Karmali, poet Mohammed Mehdi Al-Jawahiri, Dr. Ali Al-Wardi, architect Zaha Hadid, and others. This gesture honors these inspiring names in our present and future, fostering a connection with the rich Mesopotamian heritage, showing pride to Iraq’s visitors and guests, and strengthening the extension of the government palace’s significance to the Iraqi state and its cultural symbols.”