Mayor João Doria of São Paulo, who is visiting Seoul from April 12 (Wed) until April 15 (Sat) in celebration of the 40th anniversary of sister city ties between Seoul and São Paulo, paid a visit to Seoul City Hall on April 13 (Thurs) at 9:20 a.m. and was presented with a “Certificate of Honorary Citizenship of Seoul” from Mayor Park Won-soon himself.
After the presentation of the certificate, Mayor Doria stopped by Seoul Transport Operation and Information Service (TOPIS) and Cheonggyecheon Stream to gain understanding on the smart transportation system of Seoul and see the construction site of the Urban Stream Restoration Project.
2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Seoul and São Paulo entering into a sister city relationship since signing the agreement in April 1977. Since then, the two cities have been conducting exchanges in the areas of urban traffic, culture, and human resources. Earlier in 2012, Mayor Park paid a visit to São Paulo and talked about how to protect the natural environment as well as discussed policies on traffic and air pollution.