St. Petersburg Welcomes New Sister City
St. Petersburg welcomes Isla Mujeres, Mexico, as a new Sister City following a signing ceremony on Friday. The island city joins Takamatsu, Japan, which has shared a Sister City relationship with St. Petersburg since 1961.
Formalizing the former Friendship City agreement with the island city means Isla Mujeres and St. Petersburg may further explore similar economic and cultural opportunities, including trade, urban planning, marine preservation, tourism and the arts. The island city is a popular destination for travel, offering snorkeling, scuba and a history rich in Mayan culture. www.stpete.org/culturalaffairs.