Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon met with Fumiko Hayashi, the mayor of Yokohama, Japan, at the senior managers’ conference room on the seventh floor of the Seoul City Hall Seosomun Building at 11:20 on June 17, and held talks over the Japanese city’s efforts to recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake, and other pending issues between the two cities.
Mayor Oh complimented the leadership of Mayor Hayashi, who led the city’s prompt recovery and normalization of the city’s administration after the massive earthquake, and discussed ways of exchanging policies on disaster prevention and countermeasures between the two cities.
The five-member delegation led by Mayor Hayashi visited Seoul from June 15~17 to attend an information session on business investment in Yokohama, targeting Korean companies, on June 16, and to help improve bilateral ties between the two cities.
The mayors of the two cities plan to relocate Citinet’s secretariat, which has been based in Yokohama for over 20 years, to Seoul during the organization’s general assembly to be held in the Korean capital in 2013. Mayors Oh and Hayashi also discussed the need for the seamless relocation of Citinet’s secretariat and ways of revitalizing the organization.