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File #: 2013-2013    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 10/29/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/29/2013
Enactment date: 10/29/2013 Enactment #: 709
Effective date:    
Title: The City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, hereby jointly reaffirm on the 15th year anniversary that the two cities enter into the sister city relationship in order to achieve the following common objectives: · Promote friendship between the citizens of their respective cities, · Foster mutual understanding and trust through cultural, social, educational, economic and sports activities, · Follow the guidelines of Sister Cities International, · Cooperate together in an ever-lasting effort to deepen friendship and goodwill, and · Encourage the mutual growth and spirit of the continued Renaissance for both cities through the exchange of information and the promotion of trade and business development in the future.
Sponsors: Darlene M. Harris, William Peduto
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. PEDUTO, PROCLAMATION - MRS. HARRIS
Attachments: 1. 2013-2013.doc
 
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Sister City Agreement
The City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
&
Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
 
Title
The City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, hereby jointly reaffirm on the 15th year anniversary that the two cities enter into the sister city relationship in order to achieve the following common objectives:
 
·      Promote friendship between the citizens of their respective cities,
 
·      Foster mutual understanding and trust through cultural, social, educational, economic and  sports activities,
 
·      Follow the guidelines of Sister Cities International,
 
·      Cooperate together in an ever-lasting effort to deepen friendship and goodwill, and
 
·      Encourage the mutual growth and spirit of the continued Renaissance for both cities through the exchange of information and the promotion of trade and business development in the future.
Body
The City of Pittsburgh and Saitama City hereby pledge to exercise their collective best efforts to achieve the above-mentioned common goals in order to deepen the friendship between the cities' respective citizens and governments.
This agreement is hereby signed by the representatives of both cities, whose signatures appear below, in order to confirm the above accord.
 
The 29th day of October, 2013
 
In the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA