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QC renews sister city agreement with General Santos City

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The Quezon City government is pursuing its close ties with General Santos City.

The two local governments have renewed their sister city agreements that seeks to promote favorable relations, partnership, and cooperation between them.

It also seeks to recognize the importance of the principles of equality and the appreciation of the exchange of culture, heritage, and arts.

Both cities agreed to create a Joint Technical Working Group that would prepare and recommend short and medium term programs of activities to implement the sisterhood arrangements.

The Quezon City government said its goal in entering into the sister cities program is to foster friendship, trade, understanding and cooperation with other local governments.

The signing of the renewal of the agreement was held in General Santos, which hosted the activity.

Present at the signing were General Santos Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao, Quezon City Councilor Alfred Vargas as Mayor Joy Belmonte’s representative, Councilor Dave Valmocina, and QC Tourism Department officer in charge Tetta Tirona.

The officials also had a Lakbay Aral program where they visited the local grape vine plantation, the Mindanao State University Museum, the house of former Sen. Manny Pacquiao, and the Gen San Fish Port.