Public invited to Sister City signing ceremony

Minneapolis and its newest Sister City, Bosaso, Somalia, will make their relationship official Friday, Aug. 12, at a signing ceremony with representatives from the two cities. City employees and the public are invited to attend.

Minneapolis-Bosaso Sister City relationship signing ceremony
9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12
Minneapolis City Hall rotunda, 350 S. Fifth St.
Program begins at 10 a.m.

Bosaso Mayor Yasin Mire Mohamud will be on hand to sign the memorandum of understanding that formalizes the Sister City relationship, which was originally endorsed by the City Council in October 2014. The program will feature performances of the national anthems of the United States and Somalia, a formal presentation of the flags, and the formal signing of the document in English and Somali.

About Sister Cities

Sister Cities promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation — one individual, one community at a time. The international program focuses on creating and strengthening partnerships between communities around sustainability and economic development, arts and culture, youth and education, and humanitarian assistance.

The Minneapolis Sister Cities program was established in 1961. Since, Minneapolis has forged valuable relationships with 12 cities across the globe: Bosaso, Somalia; Cuernavaca, Mexico; Eldoret, Kenya; Harbin, China; Ibaraki City, Japan; Kuopio, Finland; Najaf, Iraq; Novosibirsk, Russia; Santiago, Chile; Tours, France; Uppsala, Sweden; Winnipeg, Canada.

Get more information on the Sister Cities program. Follow Minneapolis Sister Cities on Facebook.

Published Aug 9, 2016

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