Thirteen delegates from the city of The Hague visited Atlanta Sept. 21-23 to strengthen ties between the cities, which are destined to join as “Sister Cities” by the end of the year or early in 1996.

The group’s itinerary included visits to American Express, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, CNN, Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed, the Atlanta office of the ING (Internationale Nederlanden Bank) Bank, Price Waterhouse, and DeSter Holding Co., a manufacturing facility of plastic utensils in Thomaston.

Members of the delegation included city officials, representatives of The Hague Chamber of Commerce, The Hague Development Foundation, Avio Diepen, which has a branch office in Atlanta that sells airplane parts; Nedlloyd Lines, which maintains its North America headquarters in Atlanta; Orap Group, Paagman Office Supplies, Publimarket, Price Waterhouse, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the Kurhaus Hotel chain.

Relations between the two cities date back to the mayoral administrations of Maynard Jackson.  For more information, call Bram Majtlis of IMTC/The Hague Center North America at (404) 240-0949; fax, (404) 240-0948.