City of Greenville welcomes South Korean delegation from possible sister city

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The city of Greenville is looking abroad at potential sister cities to further growth and diversity.

Mayor Allen Thomas welcomed a delegation from South Korea Wednesday.

Thomas guided leaders from the city of Yeonsu-gu on a tour of Greenville.

They visited city hall, ECU and the city’s waste water treatment plant.

Korea native Byung Lee, who owns a taekwondo academy in Winterville, helped facilitate the meeting.

Lee said the partnership could have a significant economic impact on Pitt County.

“We have a chance to bring not only a culture,” Lee said. “We can bring a possibility of the city being grown business-wise. We can invite Korean company to Greenville to see possibility of opening in this area.”

The next step is for the two cities to reach a formal agreement.

The Greenville City Council last month approved a motion to join the non-profit Sister Cities International.

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