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October 24, 2013
The City of Santa Fe and San Miguel de Allende

Sign Official Sister Cities Agreement

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 24, the City of Santa Fe and San Miguel de Allende of the State of Guanajuato of the United Mexican States will formalize a Sister Cities relationship with an official signing ceremony at 12:30 p.m. in the Tesuque Room of the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau. Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and San Miguel de Allende Mayor Mauricio Trejo Pureco will sign an agreement recognizing the relationship to promote and broaden tourism, economic, educational and cultural exchanges. Consul Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de Leon of the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque and Fernando Olivera, Secretary of Tourism of the State of Guanajuato will serve as honorary witness of the agreement. The ceremony will be part of a visit by a delegation from San Miguel de Allende which includes Mayor Trejo, Mr. Olivera and City of San Miguel de Allende officials Maria Jose Garrido, Director of Economic Development and International Affairs, and Javier Cerritos, Director of International affairs.

The Sister Cities program started during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, with a mission to “promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation — one individual, one community at a time.”  Santa Fe is a member of Sister Cities International and has existing Sister City relationships with:

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Parral, Mexico
Santa Fe de la Vega, Granada, Spain
Sorrento, Italy
Tsuyama, Japan
Holguin, Cuba
Zhang Jia Jie, Hunan Province, The People’s Republic of China.
Livingstone, Zambia

The public is invited to attend the signing ceremony. For more information contact, City of Santa Fe Sister Cities Liaison at 505-955-6707.

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