Saudi Arabia is preparing “large” investment projects in the “capital of Islamic civilization” in Iraq
Shafaq News / An Iraqi government official announced, on Wednesday, Saudi plans to launch large investments in – the capital of Islamic civilization – in Samarra District, within Saladin Governorate.
The Mayor of Samarra, Bakr Muhammad Sharif, told Shafaq News Agency, “The Saudi ambassador to Baghdad, during his recent visit to the city of Samarra, confirmed the preparation of a plan for Saudi investment companies to enter the judiciary in the sectors of reconstruction, construction, infrastructure rehabilitation, and various projects.”
Sharif added, “The plan is still under preparation, and its details have not been announced yet, according to Saudi Ambassador Abdul Aziz Al-Shammari.”
Ambassador Al-Shammari recently visited the city of Samarra, accompanied by a delegation from the Iraqi-Saudi Friendship Committee, and viewed the Malawi Minaret and listened to an explanation about the history of its construction and the historical monuments it contains, along with a tour of the city’s streets.
Samarra is located east of the Tigris River in Salah al-Din Governorate, about 125 km north of Baghdad, and has a great historical status due to the important landmarks and archaeological sites it contains dating back to the era of the Abbasid Caliphate, where it was the capital of the state for a period of time, as listed by the United Nations. UNESCO in 2007 on the World Heritage List.