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Mayor Parker to Formalize Partnership with Governor of Basra Province, Iraq

Media Invited to Partnership Agreement Signing Ceremony

Mayor Annise Parker

Dr. Khalaf Abdul-Samad Khalaf, Governor of Basra Province, Iraq

Signing of an agreement to increase ties between Houston and Basra Province, Iraq, laying the groundwork for future cooperation and collaboration

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Julia Ideson Building, 2nd floor
550 McKinney
Houston, TX 77002

The agreement with Basra Province will focus on promoting cooperation and facilitating exchanges in the areas of business promotion, health care, energy, aviation/aerospace, logistics, technology and education.

From December 12 – 16, 2012, Governor Khalaf will lead a delegation to Houston as part of a visit facilitated by the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce. The City of Houston is hosting a bilateral partnership agreement signing ceremony and reception on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.


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