A delegation headed by Mayor Oscar Moreno left recently to Harbin City in the People’s Republic of China to strengthen the sisterhood ties between Cagayan de Oro and Harbin City.
Several members of local Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and some members of the business community joined with Mayor Moreno on the said foreign trip.
The travel of Mayor Moreno and party came after Harbin City Mayor Song Xibin sent formal invitation to the city government in order to deepen the sister-city relationship between the two cities.
Mayor Xibin likewise wanted Mayor Moreno and the rest of the city delegation to witness the 31st China Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which can’t be seen in Cagayan de Oro.
On the other hand, Mayor Moreno is thankful and hopeful that the relationship ties between Cagayan de Oro and Harbin will grow stronger and deeper, especially on areas along business and trade, tourism, education and technological sharing on environmental protection and preservation.
As sister city, Harbin government shouldered the delegation’s expenses for food, accommodation and local transportation during their stay in China.
The sisterhood relationship between Cagayan de Oro and Harbin City, China was formally forged in 2007.
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