The governor of East Azerbaijan issued a message of condolence following the death of Ms. Ghada Hijjawi Gaddumi.
I am very saddened to hear the demise of Mrs. Ghada Hijjawi Gaddumi, the president of WCC-Asia Pacific Region.
Her efforts to promote the status of Iran´s handcrafts will always remain in the memory of Iranians, specially her endeavors to register and introduce Tabriz as Global City of Hand Woven Carpets.
Late Hijjavwi´s trips to Iran’s cities have had great effects in supporting the artists and promoting the status of Iran’s Handcrafts, and Thanks to her close working with the Iranian officials, Iran now enjoys number one rank in the world in terms of the number of global cities in Handicrafts .
I extend my genuine and deepest sympathies to her family, colleagues and the community of artists. May god rest her soul in peace.
East Azarbaijan Provincial Governor
Mohammad Reza Pourmahammadi