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Indonesia’s Bali state to sign MoU with Uttarakhand as ‘sister cities’

The state of Uttarakhand will sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s Bali state which will declare them as sister cities. Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. Bali is a world-renowned tourist destination with beautiful shrines and is known for its art, music and culture. With 90% of the population as Hindus, Bali is a Indonesian state that has deep rooted bonding with Indian culture.

The MoU will be signed during the two-day visit of Governor of Bali state of Indonesia, IMM Pastika. He will reach Uttarakhand on April 23 and will be received by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj after which he will meet Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat. During his short stay, he will visit important religious places and participate in Ganga Aarti at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar. Satpal Maharaj expressed his gratitude to Pastika for his visit to Uttarakhand.

Inputs from The Statesman