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Chennai, Kuala Lumpur sign sister city pact

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CHENNAI: Chennai and Kuala Lumpur on Thursday signed a sister city agreement in Malaysia.

Chennai Mayor M. Subramanian signed the agreement with Mayor of Kuala Lumpur Seri Ahmad Fuad bin Ismail. Mr.Subramanian said: “I believe that the two cities have so much in common and a lot to offer each other.”

Both the cities have a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. The agreement presents an ideal platform for them to come together in the fields of art, culture, tourism and economy, he added.

Mr. Subramanian pointed to the fact that besides the age old ties and the presence of a large Tamil diaspora, Kuala Lumpur and Chennai were among the fastest growing cities of the world.

He stressed the need for cooperation for catalysing the present rate of growth and said that Chennai was a major centre for music, art and culture. Corporation Commissioner D.Karthikeyan was present.

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