Consul-General pays courtesy visit to Mayor of Albuquerque(September 19, 2016)

Consul-General Ito with Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry

On Monday, September 19th, Consul-General Ito paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to Kirtland Air Force Base being located in Albuquerque, the city also plays a central role in New Mexico’s economy and is celebrating its 50th anniversary with Japanese sister city, Sasebo, Nagasaki this year. Consul-General Ito congratulated Mayor Berry on the city’s 50th sister city anniversary and exchanged opinions on the importance of Japan-U.S. sister city relations.