Sunday, June 11, 2006

Will soccer do what the government couldn't?

Al-Mada reports:

In the presence of Basra's governor Mohammed al-Wa'ili and the members of the city council, politicians and clerics signed the 'Germany W.C. peace treaty'.

On the occasion of the beginning of the world cup in Germany, politicians, clerics and tribal sheiks gathered at the Basra businessmen center to sign the 'Basra Peace Declaration' which is basically a call for peace and friendship to create an appropriate environment for Basrans to watch and enjoy the matches of the world cup without fear.
On the honor of signing the document, a party was held where speeches were made and gifts from English superstar David Beckham were given away.

Definitely an appreciated gesture from Mr. Beckham and I hope the signatures won't be only ink on paper.

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