MBKS keen to form friendship city with Romania to strengthen global links, goodwill

Wee (third right) in a photo with Nineta (centre) and her husband Dan-Cristian together with others during a courtesy call to MBKS. Photo credit: MBKS

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KUCHING, March 16: Kuching City South is keen to establish friendship city ties with cities in Romania to deepen cultural, tourism and business relationships between Sarawak and the latter.

Kuching City South Council (MBKS) Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng highlighted this following a courtesy visit from Ambassador of Romania to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam Nineta Barbulescu and her husband Dan-Cristian Barbulescu to MBKS Headquarters in Jalan Padungan here today.

“During our meeting, we discussed the possibility of establishing friendship cities between Kuching South and cities in Romania.

“Both Sarawak and Romania can share and have cultural exchanges which will give a boost to tourism and facilitate business relationships between the two countries,” he said in a statement today.

In the meeting, both parties also discussed the smart city concept which Wee added that Sarawak can learn more from Romania as the cities in both countries are exploring how to effectively embrace and plan for sustainable smart urban solutions to build more livable urban environments.

Wee also briefed the Romanian entourage on efforts and processes involved in getting Kuching City to be recognised as a City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

“With that, we hope to be able to create opportunities for local products to be promoted outside Malaysia including to cities in Romania,” he added.

Consul of Romania in Sarawak Datuk Mutang Tagal and MBKS acting secretary Hajjah Zainab Marzali were also present. — DayakDaily