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Celebration marks 30 years of Sheffield EstelĂ­ twinning

NSC News | Monday, 26 March 2018 |

Mayors of Esteli and Sheffield, Francisco Valenzuela and Anne Murphy, Paul Blomfield, Sheffield Central MP, Nicaraguan ambassador Guisell Morales

Mayors of Esteli and Sheffield, Francisco Valenzuela and Anne Murphy, Paul Blomfield, Sheffield Central MP, Nicaraguan ambassador Guisell Morales

Hundreds of people gathered in Sheffield on 23 March to mark thirty years of friendship between Sheffield and the Nicaraguan town of Estelí.

The focus of the celebration was the naming of Estelí Parade, a new cycle route and riverside path in the middle of Sheffield.

The mayors of both cities, Francisco Valenzuela and Anne Murphy, attended the event together with Guisell Morales and Ricardo Carioni from the Nicaraguan Embassy.

Francisco Valenzuela paid tribute to the love, solidarity and friendship of the people of Sheffield that has been expressed through the twinning since the 1980s.

He went on to highlight the importance of Estelí Parade as a point of reference symbolising friendship.

https://web.sheffieldlive.org/esteli-parade-marks-30-years-of-sheffield-nicaragua-friendship/

As well as meeting students involved in a twinning with a university in Estelí and activists from the Sheffield Estelí Society, Francisco also took part in an event organised by the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce to explain opportunities in Nicaragua for Sheffield businesses.

http://www.syitc.com/events/nicaragua-south-yorkshire-business/

Sheffield is one of twelve towns and communities in the UK with twinning links in Nicaragua

http://nicaraguasc.org.uk/solidarity/twin-towns/