Under the Patronage of President / Ahmed Hassan Al-Bakr / the 2nd conference of the Arab housing ministers was opened in Baghdad on Saturday 19th March, 1977.
Taha Yassien Ramadan, Minister of work and Housing.
Portrait of President / Ahmed Hassan Al-Bakr
Taha Yassien Ramadan
Chairman of the conference
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Background: Under the Patronage of President / Ahmed Hassan Al-Bakr / the 2nd conference of the Arab housing ministers was opened in Baghdad on Saturday 19th March, 1977.
The conference was inaugurated by Mr./ Taha Yassien Ramadan / RCC member and Minister of works and Housing on behalf of the President.
The opening ceremony was attended by leading officials including RCC member and Minister of Municipalities, Dr./ Izzat Mustapha /, several members of the ABSP's Regional leadership and a number of Ministers.
Mr. / Ramadan / delivered the President's opening speech in which he greeted the Arab Ministers and wished the conference success is deriving effective and accurate solutions to the housing crisis not only in this country but for other nations as well. Mr. / Ramadan / said the Revolution's government in Iraq has taken serious steps towards eliminating the crisis.
The minister further expressed Iraq's readiness to provide every possible aid in this respect and emphasized the importance of Arab cooperation in implementing the resolution of the UN's human settlements conference (HABITAT), drawing a unified Arab programme to information and unifying the Arab countries policies during international gatherings on Housing and environment.