LUKOIL sponsored international scientific conference in Iraq
Moscow. The conference, held under the slogan "Qurna is the city of Adam, meeting of the two Rivers and the cradle of civilization", is organized by Qurna College of Education (Part of University of Basrah). It is dedicated to intellectual and cultural heritage of Northern part of Basra province, which is believed to be one of the most ancient human settlements.
College campus in Qurna district hosted delegates from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, USA and other countries. It will last for two days and will include many activities, including presentations of research papers on the history of Qurna and Basra.
Mayor of Qurna Muhammed Nasseh told the reporters that the conference is the first of its kind in the region and it came to reality with the contribution of Basra Oil Company, Ports Authority and LUKOIL, who provided funds for transportation, accommodation of the researchers as well for the appreciation gifts.
Chancellor of the University of Basrah Prof. Dr. Thamir Ahmed Hamdan expressed appreciation to LUKOIL Mid-East Limited Head of PR and Regional Affairs Igor Avchiyan, emphasizing the role of Russian Oil Company in support of education and science in Basra region.