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Ulsan Invites Sister and Friendship Cities

Ulsan City announced it will invite representatives from its sister and friendship cities around the world. The visitors will include officials form Wuxi, China, Korean War veterans from Portland, United States and family reports from Niigata, Japan.

According to Ulsan, the city and Wuxi will sign a sister city agreement tomorrow. With the agreement, two cities plan to reinforce exchanges and cooperation.

Both parties signed an agreement for friendly exchanges August 27 of 2006 to cooperate in the fields of environment, culture and sports.

Also celebrating 60th anniversary of Korean War armistice, Ulsan will invite Korean War veterans living in Portland to thank for their sacrifice.

Six war veterans including Hollis Hess and Bruce Wickward, will visit Ulsan from September 30 to October 5.

The visitors will tour companies including Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Motors and the UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea to pay respect to those sacrificed during the war.

The family reporter from Niigata, Japan will be invited to the 47th Cheoyong Culture Festival.

Broadcasting System of NIigata Inc. will also accompany the visitors to film their trip.

Head of Economy and Trade Office of Ulsan Kim Ki-su noted that globalization is one of the strategies for Ulsan, adding that the city will strengthen its brand through active exchanges with its sister and friendship cities.


Source Text: Yonhap News (Sep. 24, 2013)

** This article was translated from the Korean.