The Parañaque City government and the City of Anshan, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China have agreed to enter into a sisterhood agreement to boost their relations and promote sharing of best practices in good governance.
The friendship between the two cities was sealed by Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez and Vice Mayor Gao Lin of Anshan Municipal People’s Government, held at the city hall on Monday.
Also present during the formal signing were Su Xiaofeng, Deputy Secretary General, Anshan Municipal People’s Government; Anshan Municipal Commerce Bureau’s Zhang Jing (director), Li Bing (section chief), and Zhang Nina (vice section chief, interpreter); Parañaque City administrator Ding Soriano, and PIO chief Mar Jimenez.
As provided in the MOU, a sisterhood tie can create opportunities for mutual growth, since both cities share similar environmental protection and tourism endeavors.
Other objectives include providing for better cooperation in conducting reciprocally planned and sanctioned programs geared towards the improvement of government administration, tourism, cultural preservation, environmental protection, education, technology, arts, and the holding of various endeavors mutually beneficial to both parties.
Officials of both cities will maintain an open line of communication through focal persons who would promote the programs and initiatives relative to the sisterhood agreement.
There will be constant exchanges of invitations during the celebrations of special holidays and festivals to further enhance cultural ties, the agreement added.
Like with its other sister cities, Olivarez said he is confident the agreement would further raise the profile of Parañaque as one of the most exciting and fastest growing cities in the country.
“This agreement between our city and Anshan City would surely work both ways even as we expect that this would pave the way for a greater and broader cooperation not only between our cities but hopefully for the two countries as well,” he explained.
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