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

Greetings from Seattle's Sister Cities Association and the Office of Intergovernmental Relations!

Why do Sister City relationships matter?

The Seattle Sister Cities program opens doors to establishing meaningful and lasting global friendships, partnerships, and connections. As Nelson Mandela stated during his address to the UN General Assembly, "the reality can no longer be ignored that we live in an interdependent world which is bound together to a common destiny." People-to-people relationships not only enhance our lives, but represent our best hope for peace and prosperity in the future. Sister Cities programs raise awareness of global issues, promote greater participation in international dialogue and exchange and, by doing so, build and strengthen bridges of mutual understanding and respect.


Click here to view a four-part series of specials highlighting Seattle Sister Cities. Visit Nantes, France; Christchurch, New Zealand; Perugia, Italy; and Reykjavik, Iceland. With Mike James and Susan Han as your guide, learn what these diverse cities have to offer to the modern traveler, and see what Seattle has in common with her "sisters" around the world.

Sister Cities

Thursday, May 9, 2013

honoring our
21 Sister City associations

Our Four Sister Cities being celebrated this year:

  • Chongqing, China
  • Limbe, Cameroon
  • Perugia, Italy
  • Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Partners: Trade Development Alliance

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