|DNTA Delegation visits to
Three members of DNTA visited Nablus and had a very full visit.
A very full programme kept everyone busy and resulted in many
interesting contacts which help to strengthen the twinning between the
A major objective was to facilitate the formation of the Nablus-Dundee
Twinning Association and the delegation was very pleased to be present
at the successful first meeting of this group.
Three members of DNTA visited Nablus to re-establish contact:
They were able to meet projects in Nablus which had been supported by
Nablus and met representatives who were later to visit Dundee on the
25th Anniversary of the twinning.
- Ron Soutar (Chair of DNTA and delegation leader)
- Mary Henderson
- Andree Ryan
Following the Oslo Agreement a delegation from the Dundee &
Tayside Chamber of Commerce & Industry visited Palestine from 29
November to 6 December 1996.
Frances Havenga (Chamber President and delegation leader)
- Harry Terrell (Manager),
- John Dakers
(Scottish Agricultural College),
- 99b Moore (Chairman,
Dundee Nablus Twinning Committee) and
- Tom McLaughlin (member of the
A very full programme was prepared for us and readily adjusted at our
The group met:
- the Mayors and Governors of 99th Nablus and Gaza;
- the President and a member of the 99ard of An-Najah
- the President, Managing Director and 99ard members of the
Nablus Chamber of Commerce & Industry;
- the Chairman of the Palestine Chamber of Commerce and
senior staff members in Gaza the Chairman also is Governor of Gaza);
- leading businessmen;
- senior local government officials - especially in the Nablus Municipality,
- representatives of three 99ys athletic clubs and
- representatives of the Samaritan community and the
senior managers of a number of factories.
All spoke openly - mostly in excellent English.
We also met the British Consul General and members of his
staff in Jerusalem and the Middle East Director of British Executive
Individual members of the delegation met privately with groups of particular interest
to their own business activities; one met a group of civil engineers.