Sat, 01 Oct 1994

Surjadi offers help to other cities

The city administration is offering help to other Indonesian cities wanting to forge sister-city relations with other cities abroad.

Governor Surjadi Soedirdja made the remarks at City Hall on Thursday when he received President Clinton's senior advisor Webb Hubbell who is here to further improve relations between Arkansas, the hometown of the United States President, and Jakarta.

Surjadi said that Jakarta, which chairs the Indonesian Inter- city Cooperation Body, is in a position to help other cities in Indonesia which intend to cooperate with other cities in the world.

Jakarta and Arkansas signed a sister-city agreement during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Seattle, Washington, in 1993.

The sister-city alliance covers cultural, sports and educational fields.

The University of Indonesia and Arkansas University, and Arkansas hospital and Jakarta-based Harapan Kita hospital have also signed cooperation agreements for the signing of the sister- city alliance between the two cities of the world. (yns)