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Japan’s Fukuoka City & Delhi extend their Friendship Exchange Agreement for 3 years


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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Japan’s Fukuoka Vice Governor Akie Omagari on Monday signed a twinning agreement to focus on various areas of cooperation, primarily encompassing the environment, culture, tourism, heritage, education, and youth exchange.

The agreement also aims to explore possibilities in the areas of environment-related major issues these days. Consequently, there’s a possibility of involvement not only with school students but also with cultural groups as a result of this agreement, the Office of the Chief Minister said in a communique.

“I stand before you representing the extraordinary bond between Delhi and Fukuoka as sister cities, a connection deeply woven with the threads of developed and shared cooperation since 2007. Delhi and Fukuoka have had a Friendship Agreement since March 5, 2007, and I am extremely delighted that the same is now being extended for a further period of 03 years till March 31, 2026,” Kejriwal said.

Explaining the agreement, Kejriwal, in the statement, said, “Delhi government believes that increased cooperation activities will further harness the potential in the spheres of environment, which has been a major concern for us and also in health, education, and other areas by way of more mutual exchanges.

The Japanese language is now taught in many Delhi government-run schools in which hundreds of students are enrolled, apart from online exchange and interactions undergoing between students of two schools in each city.”

On this occasion, Vice Governor Fukuoka Prefectural Government Akie Omagari said, “My Sincere thanks for the initiative that has happened after the friendship agreement that’s been extended between the Fukuoka Prefectural Government and the Delhi Government, since March 2007. And since then cooperation between both the cities has been happening in the fields of Environment, Art, and Culture and recently in the field of education. And I’m also very thankful that it’s been further expanded for another three years.”

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