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Sister cities Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Asahikawa signed a memorandum of cooperation

The sister cities Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Japanese Asahikawa signed a memorandum of cooperation on June 6, the city administration said.

A delegation from Asahikawa, headed by Vice Mayor Mr. Omote Noriaki, arrived in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on June 4. The delegation included heads of agricultural enterprises, owners and representatives of companies manufacturing furniture, tea production, etc. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation between the two cities.

The head of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sergei Nadsadin, noted that the city was on the verge of implementing a number of major investment projects in the housing and utilities sector, the economy, and agriculture. Nadsadin stressed that a unique opportunity for development is to use the best practices of Japan and the Asia-Pacific countries and the implementation of joint projects.

The signed memorandum provides not only the expansion and strengthening of bilateral relations in the economy and agriculture, but also the development of the practice of organizing sports and cultural exchanges between the twin cities.

As part of the signed document, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Asahikawa are implementing a number of joint activities, including the organization and holding of trade fairs in September in cities in northern Hokkaido. In addition, from 13 to 15, September, the football team of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk will visit the Japanese sister city.

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