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Guayaquil is the only city in Ecuador (and South America) that is an official sister city to Houston. Therefore the Houston Guayaquil Sister City Association (HGSCA) has made vigorous efforts to pursue bilateral agreements to strengthen the relationship not only between Guayaquil and Houston but the entire country. It has adopted a pragmatic and active approach in diplomacy to facilitate solid progress in exchanges and cooperation in science, technology, and education. Also, it has encouraged other cities in Ecuador to connect to Houston as well.
In this way, Houston and Guayaquil have proven to be sincere and committed friends who trust and support each other as reliable partners, committed to mutually beneficial cooperation. Consul General Andrew K. Sherr joined HGSCA efforts to take the relationship to the next level. He has committed to support and promote any initiative that would honor the vision and mission of the Houston-Guayaquil sister city relationship.
From Left to Right: Andres Rigail, Director of Culture and Education of HGSCA-Guayaquil, Xavier Moyano, President of HGSCA-Guayaquil, US Consul General Andrew K. Sherr, Jenny Vera, Director of Public Relations and Protocol of HGSCA-Guayaquil, and Alejandro Chanaba, Member of the Advisory Board of HGSCA.
As our relationship continue to expand, our mutual understanding and friendship will run deeper, our common interests and aspirations will grow stronger, and our two cities will gain even greater benefits.
Luis W. Moyano, President of HGSCA, expressed, "Success can only be achieved through working collaboratively toward achieving a common goal to speed up solutions. We are thrilled to have Consul General Andrew K. Sherr joining our efforts."
HGSCA is a non-profit organization (501c3) founded in 1987, created to foster cultural and educational exchange, medical assistance, tourism, art, commercial trade opportunities and good will between Guayaquil, Ecuador and Houston, Texas. It achieves these goals by establishing relations and cooperation between individuals, organizations, and institutions from the two cities.
HGSCA has become part of Sister Cities of Houston, a powerful global network anchored in formal city-to-city agreements. Eighteen sister cities, strategically positioned throughout the world, translate into long-term relationships that give you international access, opportunities and resources.