Conwy and Himeji City to twin

UK-Japan News January 2019

The Conwy town council has put together a draft of a twinning agreement which would see the small North Wales town twinned with the Kansai city of Himeji, in Hyogo Prefecture. According to the North Wales Pioneer, the accord—set to be signed in October 2020—is a follow-on from the twinning of the castles Conwy and Himeji in July 2018. The draft outlines key points, such as how to promote sustainable tourism, improve language skills, encourage contacts between Conwy and Himeji, and establish a strong friendship between residents. City Councillor Bill Chapman said the establishment of formal ties will contribute to international understanding and present commercial opportunities.