New Delhi, Nov 21 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Japan’s Fukuoka Vice Governor Akie Omagari signed a twinning agreement on Monday, focusing on various areas of cooperation. The agreement, extending the friendship between the two cities until March 31, 2026, primarily encompasses the environment, culture, tourism, heritage, education, and youth exchange.
The collaboration aims to explore possibilities in addressing current environmental challenges and involves not only school students but also cultural groups. The agreement builds on the existing Friendship Agreement between Delhi and Fukuoka since March 5, 2007.
Kejriwal emphasized the deep and developed cooperation between the two cities, expressing his delight at extending the agreement. He highlighted the potential for increased cooperation in the areas of environment, health, education, and more through mutual exchanges.
The Chief Minister noted the integration of Japanese language teaching in Delhi government-run schools and the ongoing online exchanges between students of the two cities.
Vice Governor Akie Omagari expressed gratitude for the extended friendship agreement and emphasized the cooperation in fields such as environment, art, culture, and education between Fukuoka and Delhi.