VLADIVOSTOK. October 9. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Jerry Sanders, mayor of San Diego, which is the sister city of Vladivostok, has forwarded a letter to the mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev.
Earlier the letter was handed to the Deputy Mayor of Vladivostok Alexander Zubritsky during a recent meeting with the President of San Diego-Vladivostok Sister City Society Doug Rider, who collaborates with the Acting Chairman of the Primorsky Krai Regional Department of the Russian Peace Foundation Nadezhda Selyuk on assistance to orphanages, handicapped children, children from poor families.
The text of the letter is as follows:
“This constructive social work, which is carried out under the auspices of the Administration of Vladivostok, will contribute to wider cooperation between our cities and countries. And the two upcoming major events in Vladivostok, such as 150-anniversary of the city and APEC-2012 Summit, offer ideal opportunities for promotion of the unique culture, boosting economic development, tourism as well as modern and indigenous traditions of Vladivostok. With sincere best wishes for success in public service in Vladivostok. We are looking forward to continued development of our relations based on mutual support.”
Implementation of the Student Exchange Program, which was outlined during the meeting between Alexander Zubritsky and Doug Rider, as well as holding of a Vladivostok-San Diego mayoral videoconference should strengthen ties between our cities.