In conjunction with the Mississippi National Guard, Clinton, Mississippi has a Sister Cities International partnership with Zarafshan, Uzbekistan.
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In addition, the partnership is part of a larger coordinated effort with the Mississippi Development Authority to foster global trade with Uzbekistan.
In May, Mayor Phil Fisher visited Zarafshan, Uzbekistan as part of a trade mission sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority. During the trip, Mayor Fisher signed a Sister City partnership agreement with leaders of Zarafshan.
A representative delegation from Zarafshan, Uzbekistan will make a return visit to Clinton on October 23-24, 2019 to learn more about the educational, business, agricultural, manufacturing and cultural opportunities that can open new doors for economic development between the two cities.
During their visit, delegates from Zarafshan will visit the Clinton Schools and visit local businesses. Our guests will also visit with leaders at four local manufacturers and Mississippi College in efforts to open dialogue regarding trade and educational trade opportunities.
“I believe our partnership with Zarafshan, Uzbekistan is an important step in expanding the City of Clinton’s economic opportunities globally, while also opening doors for cultural and educational awareness locally. I invite all residents to learn more about this important partnership,” stated Mayor Phil Fisher.
Founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, Sister Cities International is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit which serves as the national membership organization for individual sister cities, counties, and states across the United States. This network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers in nearly 500 member communities with over 2,000 partnerships in more than 140 countries.
Sister Cities International’s mission is to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.
Sister Cities goal is to work with members to play an essential part in creating a more peaceful world through people-to-people exchanges and initiatives. The value of face-to-face meetings and personal relationships across borders doesn’t just change the lives of individuals, but helps communities all over the world to thrive.
For more information on the Sister Cities International and the events surrounding it, please visit www.clintonms.org/sistercity.