NEW YORK MAYOR SCHEDULED TO JOIN THE “BANDA PEOPLE FESTIVAL 2017” IN THE MOLUCCAS

Date: 11 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017

Venue: Indonesia


New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio is scheduled to attend the Pesta Rakyat Banda or the People's Festival of Banda Islands in the Moluccas, to be held for one month, from 11th October to 11th November 2017 in these original Spice Islands", announced Maluku Governor Said Assagaff recently. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will be accompanied byUS Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph R. Donovan and US Embassy diplomatic staff, and are expected to arrive in Banda on 22 October.

 

The visit of the Mayor of New York is in conjunction with the 350 years commemoration of the Treaty of Breda that was signed between the Netherlands and England on 31 July 1667 in the town of Breda in Holland, in which the then lucrative Spice island of Run was exchanged by the British for New Netherlands in the USA, today's Manhattan in New York.

 

 

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