By Henrik Blix
Mason Times staff writer
MASON—In a bilingual ceremony Monday evening, the City Council reaffirmed Mason’s sister city status with Vitina, Kosovo. In a statement spoken in Albanian and translated to English, Mayor Nexhmedin Arifi thanked the people of Mason and the City Council for supporting Vitina. Arifi discussed the state of his city, the changes he has seen during his tenure as mayor and expressed wishes to continue Vitina’s relationship with Mason. Arifi and Mayor Leon Clark then reaffirmed the sister city pledge in their respective languages, signed the pledge and exchanged gifts. Arifi received the key to the city, as well as customized fleeces, made in Mason, for him and his translator.