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U.S.-Cuba Sister City Alliances, Years of Subnational Diplomacy

Blog contributed by Mary D. Kane, President and CEO, Sister Cities International. Click here to view post on Medium. 

Mayor Steve Streit, Lockport signing agreement

Cyber Sisters: Virtual Signing between Lockport, IL and Asiago, Italy

Has your city been interested in officially establishing a sister city partnership but been unable to schedule the logistics of physically sending or receiving a delegation? Lockport, Illinois instituted their first sister city with Asiago, Italy via Skype on October 3, 2014, allowing them to virtually connect with their new sibling before receiving a future delegation! 

Rosemary Loftus (L), Ginger Moxey, John Dunlap, Ian Rolle, & Derek Newbold (R)

New Sister City Revitalizes Local Membership

Concord, North Carolina has had a prosperous sister city relationship with Killarney, Ireland for over two decades. In an effort to liven up their local membership, Concord decided to embark on a new city seeking adventure.

Sister Cities International honored to be a part of the U.S.-China Strategic Dialogue Outcomes

Sister Cities International is honored to be a part of this year’s U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue outcomes. This past week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi chaired the Fifth Round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue where they discussed major bilateral, regional, and global issues.

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