Ukrainian Firefighters head to Arlington Virginia for Professional Exchange

Arlington, Virginia and Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine have not been sister cities for very long. Ivano-Frankivsk has a long history of being an important and diverse trade center and is the capital of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Mayor of Baltimore and Langenberg

Baltimore and Rotterdam Are Working Towards “Sustainable Cities” Together

In 1985, Baltimore, Maryland, and Rotterdam, Netherlands established a sister city relationship on some common ground: Baltimore lost a great deal of their infrastructure in the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, and Rotterdam’s city center was destroyed during World War II. These disasters forced them to rebuild their communities from the ground up in the 20th century.

 Mayor of Gbarnga City visit MAryland to meet Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh

Welcoming the Mayor of Gbarnga City, Liberia to the City of Baltimore

Contributed by  Mr. Wesley Chenoweth, General Secretary of the Maryland Liberia Sister States Program

Portland-Khabarovsk's Clean Water Initiative

Portland-Khabarovsk Sister Cities Collaborate on Urban Planning and Management

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Portland, Oregon and Khabarovsk, Russia sister city relationship. The two cities have many similarities – they’re both inland ports with a major rivers flowing through them, the Columbia and Willamette in Portland and the Amur in Khabarovsk.  Interestingly, they are both centers for jazz and blues.

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