Sultan attends signing of Sharjah-Granada sister city agreement

Sultan attends signing of Sharjah-Granada sister city agreement
Sharjah, 5 Feb. 2009 (WAM) - His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah attended today a ceremony to celebrate signing of a sister city agreement between Sharjah and the Spanish city of Granada.

The agreement was signed by Yousif Al Qasir, Chairman of the Sharjah Municipal Council and Jose Ortado, Mayor of Granada.

The agreement aims at strengthening bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two cities. It also provides for high level participation in the events organised by either city, as well as the potential for developing joint initiatives, programmes and projects.

According to the agreement, the two cities will work towards coordinating and exchanging information about development projects and steps to support business and job opportunities, and encouraging joint ventures between private businesses in the two cities.

The agreement also called for cooperation in the areas of tourism, urban planning, sports, culture and heritage.

During his meeting with Mayor of Granada, Sheikh Sultan welcomed the signing of agreement as a new step for furthering relations between the UAE and Spain in general and Sharjah and Granada in particular.

He also stressed the importance of bolstering cooperation, exchanging expertise and sharing best practices.

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