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PIA Press Release
2009/06/17

Davao-Uijeongbu to sign LOI for sisterhood agreement

Davao City (17 June) -- Officials of Davao City and Uijeongbu City in Korea are set to sign a Letter of Intent that will pave the way for the establishment of a sisterhood agreement between the two cities.

A 16-person delegation from Uijeongbu City consisting of representatives from the government, business sector and the media are set to arrive in the city at 4PM today June 16 in time for the signing of the LOI at the Grand Menseng Hotel on June 17. The delegation is headed by Uijeongbu Mayor Kim Moon won.

"The delegation from Uijeongbu has signified their intention to promote friendship and understanding between the two cities through the signing of an LOI now and a Friendship or sisterhood agreement later on," councilor Rachel Zozobrado said. Uijeongbu, which is a city in Gyeonggi Province of South Korea, has established sisterhood agreements with Shibata in Japan and in Richmond, Virginia in the United States.

Zozobrado said it is high time that we establish a sisterhood agreement with Uijeongbu considering that there are already existing efforts to promote tourism between the two areas. There are also Korean nationals living in the city at present and who have even established their own businesses here.

Under the terms of the LOI, Zozobrado said, both cities agree to solidify the relationship between Davao and Uijeongbu and work for a common purpose. The agreement provides the conduct of exchange visits between Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Uijeongbu Mayor Kim Moon won.

The LOI also provides exchanges between the two cities in the area of tourism, sports, health, economic, trade, cultural and other common interest.

The Uijeongbu delegation also includes businessmen specifically Nong Hyup Bank manager Chang Hyeong Lee, Jeong-Ah Industry CEO Han Ju Kim, Seo-kwang ENC CEO Jong Hyup Lee, Sam II Construction CEO Chan Beom Heo, Architect Hyung Ki Shin and Pyeong An Trans President San Joon Heo. (PR/PIA) [top]

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