Fuzhou and Naha celebrate the 30th anniversary of their friendship

Fuzhou and Naha celebrate the 30th anniversary of their friendship

Takeshi Onaga Naha Mayor (second from left) receives an ink painting of brightly colored flowers from Yang Yue a senior official of the Fuzhou Municipal Government, in Fuzhou City, on November 4.

November 5, 2011 Yukinao Chinen of Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 4, the members of the “Wings for Friendship between Fuzhou and Naha” delegation led by Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga arrived in Fuzhou to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of a friendly-relationship between the two cities. That evening a total of about 350 people from both sides attended the ceremony and the welcome party held by the Fuzhou Municipal Government to commemorate the milestone of the 30th anniversary of the relationship.

When addressing the delegation members from Okinawa, Yang Yue, the secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee of the Fujian Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and a senior official in the Fuzhou Municipal Office, said, “Now that our exchange over the last 30 years is beginning to bear fruit in the various fields, the time has come to deepen the level of further exchanges between Fuzhou and Naha.”

Naha Mayor Onaga stated, “I visited here both ten and five years ago in my capacity as mayor, and I am very pleased to see the extent of development in Fuzhou. This is also a source of pleasure for the people of Naha. We hope that our strong bonds will be mutually beneficial and will help to bring about further prosperity and development.”

(English Translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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