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Domestic Cities

Domestic Cities list
Region Date of Establishment of Sisterhood Relations Key Areas of Exchange
Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 1999.10.14 - Promoting mutual benefits through economic exchange, such as opening markets offering regional specialty products
- Increasing regional solidarity and common understanding by stimulating private exchange covering culture, art, sports, etc.
- Fostering the next generation by promoting exchange among adolescents, such as offering hands-on experience with life in cities and farming/fishing villages
- Promoting the exchange of information related to public administration by means of field trips for council members and public servants
- Encouraging cooperation and providing support regarding the common issues at hand and facing both cities such as disaster relief
Yeonsu-gu, Incheon City 2000.10.13
Guri City, Gyeonggi Province 2001. 3.20
Icheon City, Gyeonggi Province 2004. 8.17
Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province 2006.10.24
Ulreung County, North Gyeongsang Province 2009. 6.25 - Joint research on history and culture related to Silla General Isabu
- Joint launch of projects and cultural events paying tribute to Silla General Isabu
- Exchange of public servants
- Expansion of exchange in the private sector

Overseas Cities

Overseas Cities list
Region Date of Establishment of Sisterhood Relations Key Areas of Exchange
Wangqing County, Jilin Province, China 1997. 9. 4 - Pursuing joint development in various fields such as economy, education, sports, science, technology, etc., for both cities
- Both cities expand the scope of exchange and exert efforts to promote mutual interest based on the principles of equality and reciprocity.
Dongying City, Shandong Province, China 1999. 3.23 - Driving forward cooperation and promoting mutual development in various fields such as culture, education, economy, international trade, scientific technology, sports, healthcare, personal exchange, etc.
- Promoting peace in the Asia-Pacific region and mutual interest, stepping up efforts to promote the mutual prosperity of Korea and China
Gurobe City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan 1998.11. 4 - Promoting exchange and mutual development in various fields such as society, culture, sports, public administration, economy, etc.
- Injecting fresh momentum into efforts to stimulate the advancement of the administrative system in both cities through job exchange for public servants
- Mutual assistance in case of various disasters
Akabira City, Hokkaido, Japan 1996. 5. 6 - Promoting exchange between the cities to turn the region into a global powerhouse by leveraging the common sentiment in the industrial region based on the geographic conditions of the region linking Asia and Pacific
- Promoting development through exchange and cooperation in various fields such as industry, economy, education, culture, etc.
Kandajeong, Hukuoka Prefecture, Japan 2001. 2.22 - Promoting qualitative improvement in the lives of citizens by stimulating exchange in fields such as sports, economy, culture, art, and exchange among senior citizens
- Driving forward the exchange among classes and schools
Kungur City, Russia 2003. 5.28 - Pursuing the mutual growth of both cities through exchange in fields such as tour, art, culture, and economy
- Ensure that both cities actively cope with various disasters, events, etc.
Leesburg City, USA 2003. 4.17 - Both cities promote exchange and cooperation in fields such as public administration, education, culture, art, economy, sports, environment, etc., based on the principles of reciprocity and equality.
- Both cities step up efforts to have the standards of the region aligned with what is globally accepted and promote mutual prosperity between Korea and USA.
- Both cities always keep in touch to ensure timely discussion on exchange, cooperation, and common concerns.
Mareeba Shire City, Queensland, Australia 2004.12. 9 - Promoting the exchange of information and mutual interest by regularly offering the exchange program for public servants of both cities
- Incorporating the advanced public administration system by building a cooperative system in the field of public administration
- Culture and art fields: Exchange among culture and art groups in the private sector
- Promoting exchange among students by establishing sisterhood relations with elementary, middle, and high schools and universities
- Exchange in the field of sports such as Taekwondo among students and in the private sector
- Social and environmental fields: Mutual exchange in various professional fields
Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province, China 2008. 5.21 - Both cities promote exchange, cooperation, and mutual growth in various fields such as public administration, education, culture, art, economy, sports, environment, etc., based on the principles of reciprocity and equality.
- Both cities promote the globalization of the region and exert effort to stimulate the mutual prosperity of Korea and China.
- Both cities always keep in touch to ensure timely exchange, cooperation, and response to common concerns.
Korsakov City, Russia 2010. 3.8 - Both cities fully cooperate in fields such as economy, international trade, culture, art, tourism, and education to promote cooperation and exchange in a mutually beneficial manner.
- Both cities make efforts to stimulate the globalization of the region and mutual prosperity of Korea and Russia.
- Both cities maintain harmonious relations by promoting mutual exchange and cooperation.