Reception to Strengthen Cooperation with Sister Cities

On January 25, a reception to strengthen cooperation with the Sister Cities was held by Ambassador Hayashi at his Residence. This fifth edition was attended by Chairman of the Municipal Council of Mechelen Mr. Backx, Alderman of Vilvoorde Mr. Serkeyn and Alderman of Waterloo Mr. Schlösser, as well as other representatives from the Sister Cities and Sister Ports, and other stakeholders who contribute to the exchange programs with Japan. There was a lively exchange of ideas and strengthening of the networks among the attendees. Ambassador Hayashi stated that these kinds of people-to-people exchanges are one of the major pillars in supporting the close relationship between Japan and Belgium, and expressed his appreciation to all those involved.

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