Delhi signs pact with Seoul Mayor
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Wednesday signed the 'Agreement on the Establishment of Friendship City Relationship' with the Seoul Metropolitan government.
A delegation of Seoul Metropolitan Government, led by Mayor Park Won Soon, met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat on Wednesday.
Kejriwal said, "I am so happy to meet Park Won Soon after 11 years. We both met in 2006 in Manila, when we received the Ramon Magsaysay Award. We are very much interested in having a Twin City agreement to establish friendship and cooperation".
The areas of cooperation under the agreement include environment, culture and tourism, transportation, education, waste water and solid waste management, public health, youth exchange, infrastructure etc. The agreement now awaits approval from the Centre, so to come into effect.
The Seoul delegation made a presentation on how, over time, the South Korean capital has developed in different sectors, such as transport, water management, solid waste management etc.
Kejriwal lauded the presentation and said his government looked forward to learn from Seoul through the agreement.
Park also invited Kejriwal to visit Seoul and see the work done for himself with a delegation from Delhi.