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Anniversary of the twinning of the Cities of Melaka and Valparaiso

 

Working Visit of TYT Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, Governor of Historic Melaka to Chile

15 - 17 June 2007

 

 

 

Tun and Toh Puan - Against the backdrop of the Port of Valparaiso

 

 

 

 

Luncheon Seminar on "Melaka: Investors' and Tourists' Heaven".

 

 

 

YAB Dato Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, Chief Minister of Melaka delivering his Address

 

 

 

Meeting the Mayor of Valparaiso

 

 

Interview by the Channel 54

 

 

Dinner at the Residence

 

 

 

 

 


Anniversary of Twinning of Melaka and Valparaiso

 

The 23rd. June 2007 marks the 16th Anniversary of the twinning the cities of Melaka and Valparaiso in 1991.

TYT Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, Governor of Melaka made a working visit to Chile from 15-17 June 2007. Tun led a delegation of about 25 including a State Assemblyman, Senior Officials and corporate figures. YAB Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam, Chief Minister of Melaka also accompanied the delegation.

By coincidence, the visit was a week less than the 16th Anniversary of the signing of the MOU twinning the two cities which was signed on 23 June 1991.

Apart from strengthening the bilateral ties between the two countries, the Governor wanted to explore ways and means of having substantive cooperation between the two twin cities, thus, putting substance into the MOU.

The Governor and the Chief Minister also held a meeting with the Valparaiso Mayor H.E. Mr. Aldo Cornejo Gonzales and was briefed by the Municipality of Valparaiso on the measures taken by the Municipality to get recognition of the Valparaiso as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Chief Minister is also confident tha Melaka will also be given the recognition as the UNESCO Heritage site.

Valparaiso is Chile's most important seaport and an increasingly vital cultural center. Although Santiago is Chile?s official capital, Valparaiso houses the National Congress (Parliament). Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. The historic quarter of Valparaiso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

In 2003, the Chilean Congress declared Valparaiso to be 'Chile's Cultural Capital' and home for the nation's new cultural ministry. Valparaiso mushroomed during its golden age, when the city was known by international sailors as 'Little San Francisco' or 'The Jewel of the Pacific'.

Valparaiso's former glory includes Latin America's oldest stock exchange, the continent's first volunteer fire department, Chile? first public library, and the oldest Spanish language newspaper in continuous publication in the world.

The Governor also hosted a luncheon seminar where YAB Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam gave an address entitled 'Melaka: Investor's and Tourist's Heaven'. The response was overwhelming in spite of it being a Saturday. About 50 Chileans attended the Seminar.

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