International Mission: Greenville-Sinoe County Liberia and Greenville, Mississippi Sign Sister City Trade Agreement
Historic Sister City Memorandum of Understanding Signed
On September 11, 2009, the Greenville, Mississippi and Greenville Sinoe Liberia Sister City International Agreement was signed in Monrovia, Liberia by the Honorary Consul General, Cynthia Blandford Nash, the Mayor of Mississippi’s representative, Ed Johnson, the Mayor of Greenville Sinoe County, Barbara Ann Moore Keah, Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan, Senior Senator and Chairman, Sinoe Legislative Caucus, Joseph N. Nagbe, Senator and Vice Chairman, Sinoe Legislative Caucus, Wilfred T. Harris, for the Greenville Development Association and as President of the Liberian American Partnership Initiative, Ambassador Sylvester M. Grigsby, Former Superintendent of Sinoe County and Robert S. Nash, Jr., Partnership Facilitator. Honorable Nash signed on behalf of Ambassador Barnes of the Liberian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of the Agreement is to further friendly diplomatic relations, enhance cultural and historic understanding and cooperation, and to promote international trade between Greenville, Mississippi of the United States of America, and Greenville, Sinoe County of the Republic of Liberia, the parties have resolved to enter into an agreement of Friendship and Exchange under a Sister City Relationship. Executive Committees have been established to further the work under this Agreement and grant opportunities are being considered.