TLAJOMULCO DE ZÚÑIGA. The mayor of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Salvador Zamora Zamora, established a video call with the mayor of Irpin, Oleksandr Markushyn, a Ukrainian city that was under Russian siege during the offensive. The purpose of the meeting was to show solidarity and agree on a cultural, economic and tourist exchange to strengthen communities in the name of peace.
Through his Twitter account, Oleksandr Markushyn mentioned that he had “a productive conversation with the mayor of the Mexican city of Tlajomulco, Salvador Zamora Zamora. I told him about Irpin, our brave residents and the daily work that is currently being done to restore damaged infrastructure.
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He thanked Deputy Salomón Chertorivski for organizing the online meeting between the people of Ukraine, members of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies and the Embassy of Ukraine in Mexico.
The Ukrainian mayor said that he agreed with the municipal president of the conurbation municipality of the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara to advance towards the development of “our cooperation and soon we will sign a memorandum on the twinning of our cities.”
To which Zamora Zamora was reciprocal in stating that they are in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and an example of this is the cultural, economic and tourist exchange, since “we must work together for peace”.
In Tlajomulco, a municipality 40 minutes from Guadalajara, Zamora commented: “We have a strong commitment to peace throughout the world, which is why I had a video call with the mayor of Irpin, Ukraine, a city that was invaded for more than a month by the Russian army”.
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The federal deputy for the Citizen Movement Salomón Chertorivski was the intermediary for this communication to take place between the municipal president of Tlajomulco, with deputies from Ukraine and Mexico and with members of the Embassy of Ukraine in Mexico, mainly achieving cultural and economic exchanges and soon the twinning between Irpin and Tlajomulco.
Ukrainian media highlighted the meeting between the two mayors. Channel 24, the news channel of the European country, confirmed that there was an approach with the Spanish government and with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine in order to provide the necessary resources to rebuild the city affected by Russian bombing.
During the Russian occupation, Irpin became one of the most damaged settlements in the kyiv region.
According to the mayor, more than 70 percent of the infrastructure was destroyed. Now Irpin is actively attracting partners for restoration.