Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Mayor designate

We were invited to meet Ghassan Shaka'a whose list of independent candidates won 10 of the 15 seats on the Nablus City Council in the recent local elections. This means he is almost certain to be elected as the next Mayor of Nablus.

He asked us about the new Lord Provost of Dundee. He allowed us to film him and expressed his gratitude for Dundee being the first city to twin with Nablus all those years ago. He spoke of his uncle - Bassem Shaka'a - who initiated the twinning.

We left with very positive feelings and an expectation that Nablus and Dundee will work together to find new ways to develop the twinning relationship.

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