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      Birmingham Mayor heads to Saudi Arabia

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      Mayor William Bell will join a delegation of U.S. mayors traveling to Saudi Arabia for the next 10 days, according to the city spokesperson.ABC 33/40 has learned the trip is sponsored by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia and all expenses, including airfare and accommodations at a government hotel, are covered.{}Bell will join other mayors with the Conference of Mayors.The delegation will meet with top-ranking Saudi government officials and leading private sector members to exchange information about governance and business relationships.The Conference of Mayors put together the mission at the request of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C..The participating mayors are noted below:Mayor William Bell, Birmingham, ALMayor Joy Cooper, Hallandale Beach, FLMayor Lori Moseley, Miramar, FLMayor Setti Warren, Newton, MA{}Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Irving, TXMayor Brian Barnett, Rochester Hills, MIMayor Shane Bemis, Gresham, OR

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