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Office of Intergovernmental Relations
600 Fourth Avenue, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 94746
Seattle, WA   98124-4746
(206) 684-0213

What Sister Cities Do

Through sister city programs, grassroots citizen groups and local governments work together to promote international understanding and goodwill.

 The program:

  1. Creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities
  2. Facilitates global cooperation at the municipal level
  3. Promotes cultural understanding
  4. Stimulates economic development

Out of the exchange of ideas and shared experiences, true friendships have developed. Each experience results in increased understanding – living proof that language is no barrier to communication. Trade and tourism, benefiting all cities and countries, have become increasingly important segments of the sister city links. Exchanges and activities are conducted in the following categories:

 

Education Language Art Song and Dance  Cuisine  Social Issues Youth Trade   Sports  Health  Medicine Science  Technology  Wildlife Plants Environment Government

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