Chennai: Greater Chennai Corporation and Ulsan city council in South Korea on Tuesday signed a sister city agreement. Kim Gihyeon, Mayor, Ulsan metropolitan city, said the MoU was signed on Friendly City Relationship between Greater Chennai Corporation and Ulsan metropolitan city — ‘Sister city Relationship’ for promotion of health, sanitation, education, environment and infrastructure development.
He added that both the cities are automobile hubs and Chennai has been a production base in electronics and automobiles and they look forward to expansion of Industries and Trade relationship between Republic of Korea and Chennai.
After a brief meeting with Chennai Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy and corporation Commissioner D. Karthickeyan at the Ripon Buildings, the Korean delegation also called on Governor K. Rosaiah at Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the MoU.
Kim Gihyeon said Korea has been an enthusiastic investor in India’s growth and further stated that Korea is looking forward to expanding its strategic partnership by deepening political, economic and cultural ties. He said today marked the 20 year relationship between Hyundai and Chennai Port. Kyungsoo Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea accompanied the delegation.
Congratulating the delegation, the Govenor said India and South Korea maintained healthy trade relations, He said that historic and cultural ties between the two cities had been remarkable. There were a lot of similarities between Tamil and Korean culture, he said....