On September 28, US Ambassador Stephen Beecroft joined Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in opening the Third Annual Baghdad Education Fair at the Al Rasheed Hotel.
Ambassador Beecroft, Prime Minister Maliki, and the British and Australian Ambassadors gave congratulatory remarks at the opening ceremony, which was attended by ministers, educators, and university representatives.
The Baghdad Education Fair is cosponsored by EducationUSA Iraq and the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. EducationUSA representatives and representatives from over 30 U.S. colleges and universities will inform students about the U.S. higher education system and offer personalized educational advising.
The two-day education fair was expected to draw over 3,000 participants.
(Source: Embassy of the United States)