Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Parker to Formalize Partnership with Governor of Basra Province, Iraq
Media Invited to Partnership Agreement Signing Ceremony



December 11, 2012 --


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.