The City of South Miami Commission hosts Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez at the unveiling of a “Colombia Sculpture Garden” commemorating the launch of a new Sister City Program between South Miami and the City of Medellin, Colombia.
The historic event takes place Sept. 27 at 3:45 p.m. at Dante Fascell Park, 8700 SW 57th Ave., South Miami, FL 33143.
Following official greetings by South Miami Mayor Phil Stoddard and Commissioner Josh Liebman, who sponsored the effort, the Colombian President will be presented with a plaque and share remarks.
This is the first-ever Sister City agreement for the City of South Miami in its 90+ year history, and only the 2nd Sister City designation in the U.S. for Medellin. Additionally, this will be the first time that a president, either foreign or domestic, has ever scheduled visit to South Miami.
As the only area in all of Miami-Dade County designated to Colombia to date, the City of South Miami has received three separate sculptures from Colombian artists for installation, with three additional pieces currently being considered. Medellin was recently ranked as the world’s “Most Innovative City” by The Wall Street Journal. Colombia is the number one ally of the United States in South and Central America.