Naha City makes Honolulu Mayor an Honorary Citizen
November 5, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
Naha City selected Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to be international goodwill honorary citizen on November 4.
Honolulu City in Hawaii, the United States, has a sister-city relationship with Naha City. At an award ceremony held at the City Council Main Meeting Hall, Mayor Caldwell stated, “this bond has been made through the effort of citizens of Naha City and Okinawan people living in Honolulu.” He said he hoped to further develop the friendship
This is the 13th honorary citizen award to be given by Naha City, and the fourth to go to a Mayor of Honolulu City.
The honorary citizen award was given to acknowledge the effort Mayor Caldwell made towards developing the friendship and goodwill between the cities when he visited Naha to celebrate the 55th anniversary year of the sister-city establishment.
The municipal assembly voted unanimously for the selection proposed by the city authorities at the special municipal meeting for November. Naha Mayor Mikiko Shiroma handed over the certificate of commendation and a commemorative gift at the award ceremony held after the meeting.
(English translation by T&CT and Sayaka Sakuma)
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