HAVANA, Nov 15 (ACN) The Havana Provincial Assembly of People's Power and authorities of New Orleans, a city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, signed a MOU to strengthen the ties of cooperation as part of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Havana.
The memorandum proposes cooperation in cultural, health, education, economic, tourism, agriculture and trade fields between the two cities, and also includes the exchange of experiences in disaster management, climate change and emergency response.
The agreement was signed by Felix Mejias Ruiz, director of International Relations and Collaboration of the Provincial Administration Council in Havana, and Arthur C. Walton, director of Intergovernmental Relations of the city of New Orleans.
During the ceremony, Havana authorities handed over the unpublished image book, Noble Havana, to the mayor's office.
New Orleans, founded more than 300 years ago, is one of the most important cultural centers in the United States and has the sixth largest port in the northern nation by volume of cargo handled.