BAGHDAD, March 20 (AKnews) – The Iraqi government will hold the work of its departments from next Sunday until the beginning of April ahead of the Arab League summit and and to reduce traffic across Iraq provinces.
The adviser to the Iraqi government Mariam al-Rayyes told AKnews that the Council of Ministers made the decision on Tuesday as part of preparations for the summit.
According to the Public Holidays Act, Iraqis have 150 days of holidays per year, and more than 30% of these holidays are taken on religious occasions and festivals.
Iraq has hosted the Arab summit twice in the history of the League; first in 1978 and again in 1990. Iraq is expected to host the 23rd Summit on March 29.