GREENVILLE, Pitt County - The City of Greenville formally established its Sister City connection with Yeonsu-gu, South Korea on Monday, with leaders from both cities taking in a tour of Greenville as part of the day's activities.
The agreement has been in the works since last fall after the Greenville City Council directed city staff to move forward with the partnership.
Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas and Yeonsu-gu Mayor Lee Jae-ho toured the city on Monday, stopping at Vidant Health and at the Joyrner Library on the East Carolina campus.
The focus of the partnership will be to promote exchanges in fields like education and culture. The partnership is the first of its kind under the nonprofit Sister Cities Association of Greenville, which was formed to lead this initiative plus any future partnerships.