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Sultan HB X and Kyoto governor agree to expand sister city relations
Tokyo (ANTARA News) - The official visit of Sri Sultan Hamengkubowo X and a number of regents and mayors to Japan to expand the cooperation between Yogyakarta and main cities in Kansai (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, and Nagoya), and promoting the sister city relations with Kyoto.
According to coordinator of the meeting with the Kyoto Governor Fitriani Kuroda on Friday, the Sultan`s visit to the important cities in Kansai is made also on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the sister city relationship with Kyoto, and 50th anniversary of the Indonesia-Japan friendly relations this year.
"The Sultan will have special talks with Kyoto Governorf Keiji Yamada on expanding the sister city relationship to focus on technological cooperation and exchange of artists of the two cultural cities," said Fitriani, who was married to a Japanese.
The chairman of the Royal Silk Foundation said that the technological cooperation also covered textiles, especially in dyeing.
The Sultan is also scheduled to meet the governors of Osaka and Hyogo (Kobe).
In Kansai, the Sultan, will also have a tourism dialog on cooperation with national flag-carrier Garuda Indonesia in Japan. (*)