Sanya establishes 'Friendly-City' ties with Uganda’s Mbarara
Sanya has established a new official relationship with a foreign city. The new “Friendly City” agreement was signed between Uganda’s Mbarara Municipality and Sanya City on November 27th, 2017 in Mbarara.
The deal makes Uganda’s Mbarara City Sanya’s 14th international “friendship city.”
The agreement was signed by Mbarara Mayor Robert Kakyebezi and the Vice Director of the Standing Committee of the Sanya Municipal People’s Congress, Mr. Zhang Yufei, who led the Sanya delegation.
The two city leaders have been interacting since 2016. A letter of intent on establishing a friendly city relationship was signed in July 2016. Later in October, Charles Madibo Wagidoso, Ambassador of Uganda to China, together with the mayor of Mbarara, led a delegation to visit Sanya and signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two cities.
The new friendly city agreement aims at promoting friendly contacts and economic exchange between the two cities in tourism, agriculture, trade, infrastructure, culture, education, and other economic areas.
About Mbarara, Uganda
Mbarara is located in western Uganda is the countries second largest city after Kampala and popularly known as the cradle home of Ankole kingdom and the infamous Long Horned Cattle. Blessed with cool tropical climate, stunning landscapes and enormous water bodies, Mbarara has got a number of interesting tourist attractions in and around the city.
Mbarara houses rich ethnic diversity, which includes most of its population speaking three major languages – Bantu, Nilotic and Central Sudanic. According to 2017 estimates, the population of Mbarara is around 97,500,