Myitmakha News Agency
Mawlamying, February 5 – a sister city agreement between the Mon State capital of Mawlamying and the American Indiana State town of Fort Wayne was singed by representatives of both cities at the Mon State government office yesterday.
Engagement and discussion for becoming sister cities began in 2012, according to U Ohn Myint, minister of Mon State.
“America is one of the world’s most developed countries. Being a sister city with Fort Wayne, we can exchange technology and culture. Mon State will have more opportunity and more of a network to connect to,” he said.
“There can be the exchange of education, business, social, culture, religion and so on by being a sister city, cooperating to become more developed,” said Daw Min Myint Nan Tin, committee member of the Fort Wayne Sister Cities International Inc.
She added, “It will be a historical record for Mawlamying, being sister city with fort Wyane. It is an advantageous position for both towns as they have the chance to study each other’s education, culture and religion, and can cooperate in business too.”
Student exchange programs between the two cities will commence in 2017.
It is known that both cities will cooperate in business, social, literature, preserving languages, access to clean water and electricity and other aspects too.
Mawlamying is the fifth sister city of Fort Wayne, which is currently connected with four other cities from Japan, Poland, Germany and China.