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Guanajuato and Hiroshima strengthen cooperation ties

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Guanajuato, Jun. 14 (Notimex) .- To strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between the State of Guanajuato and the Prefecture of Hiroshima in Japan, Governor Miguel Marquez Márquez held a meeting with Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki.

The meeting took place within the framework of the third anniversary of the signing of the twinning agreement between Guanajuato and Hiroshima, with which joint activities have been developed in areas of economy, education, culture and tourism.

Márquez Márquez highlighted the three years of friendship with Hiroshima, which will continue to be strengthened, especially in the areas of sports, culture and tourism.

“We express our gratitude and sympathy to the people of Hiroshima and especially to the governor of this Prefecture, Hidehiko Yuzaki, for this reception with the millennial Bukecha tea ceremony, which is offered to distinguished visitors, we feel very honored,” said the State Executive.

Márquez Márquez invited Hiroshima to be part of the International Cervantino Festival next year, so that the people of Guanajuato can get to know some of its millennial traditions.


Márquez Márquez met with Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki. (Google)


The Hiroshima authorities recognized the government of the state of Guanajuato for interceding with the Mexican Olympic Committee for this Japanese city to host the camp of the Mexican Delegation that will participate in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020.

The governor met with members of the Hiroshima – Guanajuato Friendship Association, which is presided by Mr. Seita Kanai, who is also Honorary Consul of Mexico in Hiroshima, in order to know more about the progress of the friendship agreement signed in November 2014.

The meeting addressed the issues related to the advances of the electronic platform, which aims to increase educational, cultural, trade, and business opportunities between the Japanese Prefecture of Hiroshima and the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

To meet the objectives, they launched a website http://www.hiroshima-guanajuato.gr.jp/esp/

This site is available in Spanish since January 16, 2017. The Association web portal looks to promote the relationship between both regions and displays all programs and activities carried out within the framework of this agreement.

The governor of Guanajuato visited the Hiroshima Prefectural Technical Junior College campus, particularly the Departments of Industrial Technology and Control Engineering.

He observed the scheme of work to analyze possibilities of cooperation between Guanajuato and this institution.

Students, in the Industrial Technology Departments, develop skills for handling machines as well as high precision mechanical equipment, lathes and numerical control, among others. They also do 3D training.

In the Control Engineering Department, they create objects that will later be in motion. Mechanisms and structures of machinery are studied through Mechatronics, and there is also training in electronic circuits, and in programming topics.

The governor attended the inauguration of the exhibition “Cruce de Miradas. Hiroshima – Guanajuato,” in which the winners of the photography competition held by the State Institute of Culture of Guanajuato participated.

The institution in Guanajuato received 490 photographs of 42 participants from the municipalities of Apaseo El Alto, Leon, Celaya, Guanajuato, Pénjamo, Salamanca, Yuriria, San Miguel de Allende and Valle de Santiago.

The theme of the contest was cultural landscapes of Guanajuato. 50 works were selected, and now these are being exhibited in Hiroshima.

Source: http://www.notimex.gob.mx/

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