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Seoul confers honorary citizenship to San Francisco Mayor

The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday it has conferred honorary citizenship to the San Francisco mayor currently visiting South Korea to mark the 40th anniversary of friendship between the two cities.

Edwin Lee received the citizenship certificate from Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon at city hall.

Lee, who formerly worked as a human rights activist and lawyer, is the first Asian to be elected as the top elected official of the US city. He shares a common career background with Park.

Seoul and San Francisco first established ties in May 1976.

Park had visited San Francisco in September.

The two mayors also shared ideas on ways to further expand close ties between the two cities. (Yonhap)

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