The Canadian city of Oshawa could be the next sister city of Mogi das Cruzes. The partnership proposal was made during the visit of Secretary of Economic and Social Development, Clodoaldo de Moraes, to Canada last week. The meeting with Mayor Dan Carter was held last Thursday (07/11) and was part of the schedule of Moraes, who was also at the Brazil / Canada Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian Consulate in Toronto.
“The city of Oshawa has characteristics similar to ours. Mayor Carter was impressed with everything we said and presented about Mogi and the work done by Mayor Marcus Melo. We have formalized the request to become sister cities, strengthening our commercial, cultural and other business relationships, ”said the holder of Pasta. The meeting was attended by the Brazilian Consulate in Toronto.
The Canadian city stands out for its universities that host students from various countries, startup support, technology and agriculture. In Oshawa, partnerships were also signed with the Spark Center incubator for an exchange with the startups of the Mogi das Cruzes Digital Polo, an initiative of the Mogi das Cruzes City Hall and Durham College University to host Mogians who wanted to study English or one of the courses offered by the institution.
The visit began on November 5 with a meeting at the Brazilian Consulate in Toronto. On the 6th, the Secretary of Development was at the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and the Toronto Department of Economic Development. The trip was made at the invitation of Maná Group Communication Group City's Book, responsible for the magazine "City's Book", which for the second time portrays the economic potential and infrastructure of Mogi das Cruzes.
The program ended with a meeting with the Deputy Consul General of Brazil in Canada, Ademar Seabra da Cruz Júnior, responsible for the Consulate's Trade, Investment, Business and Innovation sector. Junior praised the city for seeking support from the consulate and will put Mogi das Cruzes on the radar of trade relations between the two countries. “These were very productive meetings where we presented the economic potential and the possibilities that our city offers to those who wish to undertake and expand their business. We work to bring new partnerships and promote the development of our city, generating new job opportunities, ”said Moraes. (Kelli Correa Brito)
By: Mogi das Cruzes Development Secretariat