Cebu City inks ‘friendship city’ deal with Vladivostok, Russia

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THE Cebu City Government inked a “friendship city” agreement with the City of Vladivostok in Russia Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Mayor Michael Rama signed the agreement in his office together with Russian Honorary Consul Armi Lopez-Garcia, Cebu City Councilor James Anthony Cuenco, and Sister City Program executive director Karla Henry-Ammann.

The newly bonded relationship between the two cities is expected to provide mutually beneficial projects and programs.

Last April, Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Marat Ignatyevich Pavlov visited Cebu City and talked about his country’s desire to increase cooperation and ties.

Pavlov also discussed the embassy’s willingness to help provincial governments in attracting more Russian nationals to visit Cebu after the travel restrictions during the height of the pandemic.

The diplomat also praised the national government for maintaining a “balanced and wise” approach toward their country’s current conflict with Ukraine. (IRT)