Abdul Rahman or nicknamed ‘Amman’, who was on a five-day visit here, was very keen to establish friendship ties with its counterpart and suggested that Zamboanga and Kota Kinabalu can become sister cities. Amman, who is also the President of the 94 Head of Villages in Zamboanga, mentioned that as sister cities there are various activities that can be conducted to benefit the people there such as study visits for the Village Heads. He also invited Iliyas for the Feast of Zamboanga City to be held in October this year.
Datuk Iliyas welcomed the idea of becoming sister cities and believes that both cities can certainly learn from each other. He also extended an invitation to Zamboanga City Mayor to attend the 4th Tourism Promotion Organisation (TPO) General Assembly in Nexus Resort Karambunai that will be held end of this September.