35 years of friendship with Aichi celebrated
The 35th anniversary of the sister state relationship between Victoria and the Japanese prefecture of Aichi has been celebrated in Melbourne.
At a ceremony attended by parliamentary, government, business and education sector representatives, the Presiding Officers of the Victorian Parliament exchanged commemorative plaques with a delegation from the Aichi Prefectural Assembly.
The ceremony also included the signing of an education agreement between the Aichi Prefectural University and Victoria’s Deakin and Swinburne Universities.
Aichi’s Vice‑Governor Senta Morioka and the Prefectural Assembly delegation also visited Government House and Parliament House.
At Parliament House, Vice-Governor Morioka held talks with President of the Legislative Council Bruce Atkinson and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Telmo Languiller (pictured above).
The anniversary program also included discussions with Premier Daniel Andrews and Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings.
Victoria-Aichi Friendship Plaque presented by the Parliament of Victoria, designed by Justin Ong
- Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:10