Italy’s ambassador to Iraq paid a visit to the holy shrine of Imam Ali, peace be upon him, in the city of Najaf.
According to the website of custodianship of the holy shrine, Marco Carnelos was accompanied by the officials of the holy shrine during the visit.
He toured different sections of the holy shrine and expressed wonder at the rare historical buildings and items there.
Carnelos has served as Italy’s envoy in Iraq since June 2015. The holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS) in Najaf, 160 km south of Baghdad, is one of the most sacred sites in Shia Islam. Millions of Shia pilgrims from around the world visit the holy site every year.