The President of Iraq Dr. Barham Saleh opened the Central Bank of Iraq at the Baghdad International Book Fair 2019 in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq Mr. Ali Mohsen Ismail. Where the opening was attended by His Excellency the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Dr. Mahdi Alalak and Minister of Culture Abdul Amir Al-Hamdani The President praised the role of the Central Bank to support the Book Fair because of its cultural and literary repercussions on the Iraqi street, especially on seekers of science and culture. For his part, the Governor of the Central Bank, Ali Mohsen Ismail, said that the wide participation witnessed by this exhibition in the presence of six hundred and fifty publishing houses from 24 countries presented hundreds of intellectual and cultural titles in various fields.
This underscores the importance of culture in Iraq and its return to its customary Arab and international status.
The importance of the convergence of civilization in a place has a historical and cultural identity, especially this is what led us in the initiative of Tamkeen, which is sponsored by the Central Bank of Iraq and contribute to the Iraqi banks to support this forum as well as participate in some of its activities and intellectual.