By Sally Underwood • 19 March 2021 • 14:10
Motril Holds Meeting with Twin Town in Argentina. Image: Ayuntamiento de Motril
The mayor held the meeting with Motril’s twin town in Argentina.
The mayor, Luisa Maria Garcia Chamorro, participated in a virtual meeting with the public representatives of the Argentine department of Albardon, the Arentinian town many people from Motril once migrated to.
The mayor said: “The first thing I want to tell you is that, even though thousands of kilometres separate us, we are very excited not only to be able to see and hear you, but that this moment makes us feel, deeply, that feeling that unites us all: our common roots.”
Mayor Garcia Chamorro, greeted the public representatives of the Albardon department to commemorate the signing of the twinning act, held in 2010, and renewing the ties between the two towns.
The mayor was joined for the meeting by Councillor for Commerce, Susana Peña, as well as by a small representation of friends and relatives of the descendants of people of Motril from Albardon.
The politician spoke about the shared history between Motril and Albardon, saying that a lot of people had moved from Motril to Albardon over the previous century.
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