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Possible twinning between Waterford and Haikou City, China

A letter of intent has been signed between Waterford and Haikou City in the Hainan Province of the People's Republic of China which could lead to a formal twinning relationship between the two.

A delegation from Haikou visited Waterford last week accompanied by Mrs Katherine Chan Mullen, Mr Tony Mullins and Mr Phil Reddy who have been the driving forces in introducing both parties and met with the Mayor Lola O'Sullivan and Manager Michael Walsh. Mr. Walsh said the purpose of the meeting was to explore a potential relationship with Haikou which is the Capital City of the province of Hainan.

At this stage he said it's exploratory and looking to see what synergies there are.

Haikou he said are trying to develop a racehorse industry and they want to use irish expertise but the purpose of the meeting was to see what other elements could be explored that would be of mutual benefit.

He said there was a whole host of areas like educational, agricultural and other niche industries that could be of benefit to both parties.

The Manager said any decision would be a matter for City Council and they have been requested through the Chinese embassy to consider it and will report to council over the next few months.

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Possible twinning between Waterford and Haikou City, China

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