HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 112
(By Delegates Walters, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, Anderson, Armstead, Ashley, Azinger, Barker, Boggs, Border, Butcher, D. Campbell, T. Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Carmichael, Cowles, Craig, Crosier, Doyle, Duke, Ellem, Ellington, Evans, Fleischauer, Fragale, Givens, Hall, Hamilton, Hartman, Hatfield, Householder, Iaquinta, Jones, Lane, Lawrence, Longstreth, Manypenny, Marcum, Martin, Michael, Miley, Morgan, Nelson, O'Neal, Overington, Pasdon, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, L. Phillips, R. Phillips, Poore, Reynolds, Rodighiero, Rowan, Savilla, Sigler, Skaff, Sobonya, Staggers, Stephens, Storch, Stowers, Swartzmiller, Talbott, Varner, Walker, White and Williams)
Recognizing and welcoming the Turkish Delegation from the Zonguldak Chamber of Commerce and Businessmen Association.
Whereas, The Turkish Delegation from the Zonguldak Chamber of Commerce and Businessmen Association is visiting the United States and West Virginia. The visit will hopefully result in a mutually beneficial increased trade relationship and understanding between Turkey, the United States and West Virginia; and
Whereas, Zonguldak is both the major center of coal production in Anatolia and an important port in the Black Sea. While West Virginians can only envy the beautiful beaches of Zonguldak, we can share a history and experience of coal mining production and a close alliance since World War II; and
Whereas, The Turkish Delegation is seeking, among other trade items, metallurgical coal for steel production that will help rebuild areas destroyed by a 7.2 earthquake and aftershocks in October, 2011, that killed hundreds, destroyed buildings and devastated thousands. This Legislature and people of West Virginia offer our sincere condolences and stand ready to assist and cooperate with the Delegation and make it known that you are welcome in West Virginia and that we are looking forward to future contacts and relationships; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Turkish Delegation from the Zonguldak Chamber of Commerce and Businessmen Association is hereby recognized and welcomed to West Virginia. The Legislature considers it an honor that you have chosen West Virginia for one of your visits; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a copy of this Resolution to each visiting member of the Turkish Delegation from the Zonguldak Chamber of Commerce and Businessmen Association.