At a meeting in Baghdad with hundreds of intellectuals
Hundreds of Iraqi intellectuals, including writers, artists and academics attended a meeting organized by the Iraqi Communist Party in Baghdad on 27 January 2009.
Hamid Majeed Mousa, Secretary of the party's Central Committee, was present in the packed hall of Al-Sadeer hotel in Baghdad, along with Mufid Jazairy and Hassan Akif, members of the Political Bureau.
In his opening speech, Jazairi pointed out that the event was part of a series of meetings convened by the party with intellectuals, academics and media people with the aim of maintaining dialogue and discussion about issues relating to situation in the country and developments, and also about culture. He referred to the historical relationship that has connected the Iraqi Communist Party to culture and intellectuals.
Hamid Majeed Mousa called on Iraqi intellectuals to contribute actively in shaping the future of the country and play the required enlightenment role in society, so as to contribute to strengthening the democratic process. He added that intellectuals are engaged in an important struggle within the framework of striving to chart the way forward, towards the future.
Mousa reviewed the political situation in the country, pointing out the risks to the democratic process, as well as positive developments in the country. He said that the Iraqi Communists are proud of the party's close relationship with culture and intellectuals, recalling the role played by the party, and is still playing, in this regard.
Source: "Tareeq Al-Shaab", the central organ of the Iraqi Communist Party, 28 January 2009.