Shah Alam signs pact with South Korean city of Hanam

Ceremony for the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between Shah Alam's mayor Dato Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan (right) and the mayor of Hanam, South Korea Lee Kyo Bum (left).

THE Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) has signed a memorandum of agreement with the South Korean city of Hanam with the aim of forging closer ties between the two cities.

The agreement, an effort to promote mutually beneficial collaborations between the two cities, was signed by Hanam mayor Lee Kyo Bum and Shah Alam mayor Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan.

The bilateral cooperation aims to further strengthen both cities in terms of economic, social, cultural, information and communication technology as well as education in achieving MBSA’s goal of developing Shah Alam into an international information hub for the progression and exchange of knowledge.

“I believe that throughout this visit, we will be able to share experiences and achievements, especially in fields concerning the interests of both parties,” said Mohd Jaafar during the four-day stay by the Hanam city delegation, led by Lee, in Kuala Lumpur.

“Through this golden opportunity, I hope that our relatioship as sister cities will be further developed consistently in a good and progressive manner,” said Mohd Jaafar.

Lee also welcomes the cooperation with MBSA, keen to exchange insights as he views the agreement as an opportunity for entrepreneurs to find business opportunities in Shah Alam.

The signing ceremony was held at Setia Alam City Convention Centre on Nov 27.

Hanam is Shah Alam’s second sister city, the first being Surabaya in Indonesia.

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