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Birmingham's Sister City - Maebashi, Japan

It was my privilege and great honor as a Board Member of the United Nations Association Greater Birmingham, AL Chapter to represent the Citizens of Birmingham, Mayor William Bell, the Birmingham City Council, The Birmingham Sister Cities Commission and Mark Jackson (Honorary Consul General of Japan) in presenting the official Sister Cities Proclamation to Mayor Yamamoto and the distinguished delegation of Maebashi.

We are very excited about the relationship between Birmingham and Maebashi and look forward to expanding our cultural and educational exchanges that will continue to strengthen our Sister City International partnership for years to come. We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to each of the Maebashi Delegation for being such gracious hosts during our visit.

Mayor Yamamoto of Maebashi Ryu Yamamoto

Kiyokazu Kanai - Chairperson of Maebashi City Council

Tago-san Maebashi - City Honorary Relations Advisor 田子和則

Kaoru Kurabayashi - Chief of Cultural and International Affairs Division

Takeshita Uchiyama - Vice-President Maebashi International Association

Kenroku Shimoda - Councilor Maebashi International Association

Shiro Hachisu - Secretary General Maebashi Youth Society Shiro Hachisu

Laura Di Croce from Maebashi City Hall

Sister Cities International

Mayor William Bell Mayor

City of Birmingham Mayor's Office

Councilman Jay Roberson

United Nations Association USA - Greater Birmingham, Alabama Chapter

Richard Newton

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