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Manila-Montreal Sister City Agreement Holds Potential for Better Cooperation
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2005  |  FOREIGN RELATIONS

24 June 2005 – Philippine Ambassador to Ottawa Francisco L. Benedicto commended the efforts of the Filipino-Canadian community and the members of the City Council of Montreal for their efforts in working towards a Manila-Montreal Sister City Agreement.

During a meeting with Mayor Gerald Tremblay and Montreal City Council officials on 20 June 2005 at the City Hall, Ambassador Benedicto, through Consul Mercado G. Macaraig, expressed the appreciation of the Philippines to those who are working for the sister city agreement saying that it would further strengthen the friendship of Manila and Montreal and would bring tremendous opportunities for understanding and cooperation. Ambassador Benedicto also thanked the Montreal City Council and the Filipino community for their efforts towards the conclusion and realization of the benefits of the agreement.

For his part, Mayor Tremblay expressed his appreciation to Ambassador Benedicto for his continued assistance in providing a link between the two cities. He also thanked everyone who has contributed to the effort. The Mayor said that the final form of the agreement would be different from existing sister city agreements that are limited to a simple expression of friendship. The City of Montreal has a policy that agreements of this nature must be limited to cities that can provide substantial benefits to culture and other sectors of the community. According to the Mayor of Montreal, Manila has been identified to be one of those cities.

Ms. Annie Miaral, spokesperson of the Filipino Canadian community working for the agreement, expressed the elation of Filipinos for the efforts of the Montreal City Council and pledged their continued support towards the realization of these goals. The meeting with the Embassy representatives was also attended by Councilor Marcel Tremblay and Councilor Michael Applebaum in whose district live a substantial number of Filipino-Canadians.

In September 2004, the City Council of Manila passed Resolution No. 64 authorizing the establishment of a sister city agreement with the City of Montreal. It is expected that the agreement would cover several fields of cooperation and understanding between the two cities. END



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