MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette City Officials welcomed a senior advisor from the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development to Marquette this week.
Mayor John Kivela, City Manager Bill Vajda, and others welcomed His Excellency Mohamed Al Hameli of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development.
Al Hameli was in Marquette as a visiting dignitary of Northern Michigan University President, David Haynes. City officials provided an overview of the City’s regional development strategy and discussed complimentary elements of the Abu Dhabi Vision for 2030.
According to Mayor Kivela, Marquette has much in common with the port city of Abu Dhabi, and many elements of their plan are similar to the goals for Marquette.
Al Hameli expressed interest in continuing dialogue with Marquette, and exploring opportunities for mutual cooperation.
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