Monday, October 12, 2009

Mayor to Sign Sister City Agreement With Ségou, Mali

WHO: Mayor Dwight C. Jones
Mayor Ousmane Simaga of Ségou, Mali
City Council President Kathy Graziano
City Councilman Bruce Tyler

WHAT: Signing of Sister City Agreement between the city of Richmond and
city of Ségou of the Republic of Mali.

WHEN: Noon, Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WHERE: 900 East Broad Street
2nd Floor Large Conference Room
Richmond, VA 23219

BACKGROUND:

Through the efforts of Richmond's Sister City Commission and locally based Virginia Friends of Mali, Richmond City Council passed a resolution on June 3, 2009 to pursue official sister city relationship with Ségou, Mali.

In his letter of introduction to Mayor Simaga, Mayor Jones stated, “Our cities have many things in common, from our identity as capital cities, to the rivers that flow through our vast landscape, and the history and culture that make us educational and recreational destinations.”

At noon on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, the two Mayors will meet in person for the first time to sign the Sister City Agreement.

Contact: Tammy Hawley, (804) 646-7970