Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – On December 12, the Dr. Ahmed Chalabi Hall inaugurated at the Iraq National Library and Archive in Baghdad. The Hall, containing collectible books and paintings, was donated by the Chalabi family under the name of Iraq’s former prime minister and businessman, Dr. Ahmed Chalabi.
His Excellency Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi opened the ceremony in Baghdad. In attendance included the late Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter, Tamara Chalabi; Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister Ali Allawi; Deputy Prime Minister of the KRG, Qubad Talabani; and former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, among others.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi official Twitter account said: “Al Kadhimi praised the memory of the late Chalabi, describing him as a national figure who contributed to shaping the features of a democratic Iraq after the fall of the dictatorship, as he was an educated person who loved his country and dreamed of a prosperous Iraq.”
Deputy PM of the KRG Qubad Talabani’s official Facebook account said: “The late Ahmed Chalabi was a long-time friend of the nation’s late President, Mam Jalal. He played an important role in overthrowing the previous regime and had good capabilities in formulating a reform plan, confronting corruption, and establishing a rational government.”