Sunday, 17 August 2003

Canberra : Baghdad's Sister City?

From the ABC :
The ACT Government has announced it is exploring a possible sister city relationship between Canberra and Baghdad.

The local Iraqi community has written to the Government asking it to consider the relationship.

ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has directed the Office of Multicultural Affairs to examine the prospect and a forum is being organised to discuss the links between the two cities.
Hell, why not. We're both at about 35 degrees latitude, similar climates. Canberra's a bit smaller than Baghdad, with only 300,000 people. But at the beginning of the year, we too faced a Disaster (scroll down to the Bushfires article), and we've got a water shortage too. Things are slowly getting better though.

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