MAYOR Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman signed a letter of intent with Miyoshi City in Saitama region in Tokyo, Japan to become Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) newest sister city.
The agreement was inked by Roslan and Miyoshi City mayor Hayashi Isao.
To mark the event, Isao planted a local tree species called Petaling tree at Taman Rusa in front of the MBPJ headquarters.
Miyoshi becomes PJ’s second sister city after Bandung in West Java, Indonesia.
“It’s a historic moment as we have connected Miyoshi and PJ in friendship,” said Roslan.
He added that with a growing population of Japanese families living in high-end neighbourhoods in PJ, it was timely for PJ to foster ties of friendship with cities in the Land of the Rising Sun.