Visit to Japan by Mr. Samawi, Principal of Samawah Islamic School

March 23, 2006

  1. Mr. Mohammed Ali Mohammed Mahdi Mohammed Redha Samawi, the Principal of Samawah Islamic School, will visit Japan at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan from March 24 (Fri) to 31 (Fri).
  2. During his stay in Japan, Mr. Samawi will have talks with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Defense Agency of Japan and members of Islamic groups. He will also tour Tokyo and Kyoto.
  3. Mr. Samawi, an influential religious leader in Samawah, is active in religious duties such as delivering public preaches, solving citizens' problems, and caring for orphans. Mr. Samawi has been invited to Japan under a Ministry-of-Foreign-Affairs program and is planned to meet with Japanese government officials and to visit industrial, traditional and cultural places. To promote understanding of Japan through the stay under this program is expected to contribute to the Japan-Iraq relations.

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