For health reasons, the Prime Minister, Abdul Karim Kassem, was not able to participate in the opening of the first Czech.
For health reasons, the Prime Minister, Abdul Karim Kassem, was not able to participate in the opening of the first Czech. Industrial Fair, out he nominated the Minister of Trade, Abdul Latif Al-Shawaf, to represent him at the opening of the Exhibition.
The Exhibition was opened at 5.00 p.m. with speech from Mr. Ladislav Brabec, the Czech. Minister of Internal Trade and leader of his Government's delegation and later followed by a speech from Sayid Abdul Latif Al-Shawaf, the Minister of Trade for Iraq.
Among the hundreds who were invited for the opening of the Exhibition were members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers, traders, newspaper men and other Government officials of Iraq.
After the tour of the Exhibition, five beautiful Czech. ladies displayed the latest Czech. fashions.
No flags, no balloons and no peace doves to inaugurate the opening, but plenty of food and drinks for everybody.