Three agreements on cooperation were signed on Tuesday by representatives of the mayor's office of Khabarovsk (the administrative centre of the region of the same name in the Russian Far East) and the municipality of the Japanese city of Musashino, reported a spokeswoman for the Khabarovsk mayor office's press service Mariya Shchinova. According to her, the documents stipulate an exchange of youth delegations and children's groups, joint measures to study and protect nature, organisation of the course of lectures by Japanese ecologists at Khabarovsk State Technical University, and other arrangements. The Musashino delegation arrived in Khabarovsk to attend the May 1st holiday and to mark the 10th anniversary of friendly ties between our cities, Mariya Shchinova pointed out. She also stated that on Wednesday members of the Japanese delegation and Khabarovsk residents are planning to go to a picturesque country zone for planting 3,000 seedlings of Korean cedar together with representatives of the city's public on the territory where international friendship park is to be laid.
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