Officials from Dumaguete led by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo met with Deputy Mayor Du Shielgen and other Hangzhou Chinese government officialsto discuss the possible signing of a sister city agreement that will enhance bilateral relations and exchanges of best practices in the field of governance, culture and the arts, education, sports, tourism, environmental protection and technology.

Hangzhou already has sisterhood ties with Baguio City but expressed strong interest in forging a comprehensive agreement with Dumaguete City.

Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno T. Depositario has been designated by Mayor Remollo as the official representative of Dumaguete City in the crafting of the sisterhood agreement with his counterpart from Hangzhou.