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

Media Invited to Partnership Agreement Signing Ceremony

Who:
Mayor Annise Parker

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

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

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

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

Notes:
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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Contact:
Janice Evans-Davis
janice.evans@houstontx.gov
832-393-0800 (o)
713-376-0525 (c)

Jessica Michan
jessica.michan@houstontx.gov
832-393-0804 (o)
713-834-7127 (c)

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