Partner Cities

Birmingham has a strong and well established history of working in formal relationships with cities from around the world. These relationships are formalised through what is known as ‘partner city agreements’ with the cities of Lyon in France, Frankfurt and Leipzig in Germany and Milan in Italy. We also have ‘sister cities agreements’ with Chicago in the United States, Guangzhou in China and Johannesburg in South Africa.

Beyond these agreements we also have a Treaty of Friendship between Birmingham and Changchun and Nanjing in China and Mirpur in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan as well as established municipal and educational connections with India and Bangladesh. These existing relationships have built numerous excellent examples of successful co-operation over a number of years that will enable the city to facilitate renewed and refocused activities in support of delivering the city’s priorities and ambitions.

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Explore Our Partner and Sister Cities