Castrillo Mota de Judíos y Kfar Vradim to be sister cities

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The mayor of the Jewish town of Kfar Vradim, Sivan Yechiele, will travel to Spain next week to close the twinning agreement with the city of Burgos Castrillo Mota de Judíos, responding to an initiative of its mayor, Lorenzo Rodríguez Pérez, who aims to establish ties of cooperation between the two peoples.

It will be on March 7th, at noon, when it will take place in Castrillo Mota de Judíos the act of twinning with Kfar Vradim in which the two mayors will substantiate an agreement that has been brewing since a delegation from the Spanish town traveled to Israel to promote relations between the two cities in the summer of 2016.

During the day of Monday 5th, the delegation of Kfar Vradim will remain in Madrid, participating in events organized by the Center Sefarad Israel and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

On Tuesday, March 6th, they will arrive in Valladolid. They will be at the headquarters of the Cortes of Castile and Leon, where the official welcome reception will be held by the president of the regional Parliament, Silvia Clemente, accompanied by members of the Bureau of the Cortes. In the afternoon, the expedition will travel to Burgos.

During the morning of the 7th there will be a meeting with the delegate of the Government in Castilla y León, María José Salgueiro, which will take place in the Government Sub-delegation in Burgos, which will be attended by the sub-delegate, Roberto Saiz.

As part of the travel program, it has been considered appropriate to hold an official ceremony in Castrillo Mota de Judíos of Twinning, on Wednesday, March 7th, at noon, which will take place in the City Council; Next, we will proceed to inaugurate the posters of the twinning that will shine in the town, and we will visit La Mota, where the first Jewish settlers settled down.

On Thursday the 8th in the morning the Jewish delegation will be received officially in the Provincial Delegation of Burgos by its holder, César Rico, before his return to Israel.

As is well known, the Municipality of Castrillo Mota de Judíos has wanted to promote a series of projects for the recovery of the Jewish legacy in the town, such as the construction of a Center for the Interpretation of Sephardic Culture on the Camino de Santiago and the excavations that They are being made in La Mota.

This line also includes the twinning between the towns of Kfar Vradim and Castrillo Mota de Judíos, to favor bilateral relations between the two peoples, in the face of the progress and enrichment of their people.