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PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS AND THE ASSOCIATION OF SENEGALESE MAYORS

WHEREAS, as the first stage of its Millennium Initiative CITIES/2000,The United States Conference of Mayors sent a delegation of eleven U.S. mayors, composed of Mayor Wellington E. Webb of Denver, leader of the delegation, and Mayors Charles Box of Rockford, Joseph P. Ganim of Bridgeport, James A. Garner of Hempstead, Patsy Jo Hilliard of East Point, Sharpe James of Newark, David Moore of Beaumont, Marilyn Murrell of Arcadia (OK), Jesse M. Norwood of Prichard (AL), Donald L. Plusquellic of Akron, and James H. Sills, Jr. of Wilmington (DEL)--to the nation of Senegal in West Africa, May 10-13, 1999, in a mayoral mission to exchange ideas about common urban challenges; and

WHEREAS, the relationship between the two nations is characterized by age-old, deep-seated, and strong links between the people of Senegal and the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. mayoral delegation, led by Mayor Wellington E. Webb, participated in a meeting with forty of their Senegalese counterparts, led by the President of the Association of Senegalese Mayors Mr. Mamadou Diop, Mayor of Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday, May 11, to explore common challenges and solutions; and

WHEREAS, both the United States Conference of Mayors and the Association of Senegalese Mayors play an important role in the strengthening and municipal development of their member mayors and their communities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that in the spirit of strengthening municipal initiatives throughout the world and in particular between the United States and Senegal, The United States Conference of Mayors commits itself to join with the Association of Senegalese Mayors to

    Establish permanent cooperation between both associations; Promote exchanges of experience in all areas of urban management in order to strengthen economic, social, and cultural development within their municipalities in order to offer their citizens a better standard of living; Promote partnership relations based upon business for the benefit of their respective members; Set up a framework for dialogue and follow up on their activities within which they will work toward better knowledge and understanding of U.S. and Senegalese mayors, encourage partnerships between their members, and organize periodical meetings between Senegalese and U.S. Mayors; and Plan for dialogue and follow up in alternate meetings in the U. S. And Senegal.

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