Media Advisory: Signing Ceremony for Historic Agreement Between Hawaii and Goa, India

Posted on Sep 26, 2018 in News

Media Advisory: September 26, 2018

HONOLULU—Under an agreement facilitated by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Gov. David Y. Ige, will sign an historic agreement with delegates from Goa, a state in India, to establish a sister-state relationship. This will be Hawaii’s first sister-state relationship with a jurisdiction in India.

Sept. 28, 2018

Washington Place

11:30 a.m.


  • Gov. David Y. Ige
  • Dr. Raj Kumar, president of Indian-America Friendship Council (Hawaii chapter) and Gandhi International Institute for Peace
  • Gurudas Pilarnekar, director of Art and Culture, Goa state government.
  • DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria

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Media Contact:
Christine Hirasa
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: (808) 587-9006
Mobile: (808) 286-9017