News Society, 26/08/2017

Kharkiv Gets a New Twin-City

Tirana, the capital of Albania, became the 31st twin-city of Kharkiv. The agreement on cooperation was signed in the building of Kharkiv City Council on August 23.

The document was signed by the deputy mayor of Tirana Abaz Hado and mayor of Kharkiv Hennady Kernes during the reception of foreign and Ukrainian delegations on the occasion of the liberation of Kharkiv in 1943 and the City Day.

Education, culture, business, and self-government are the priority areas of future cooperation between two cities. “Today our team uses geopolitical opportunities and looks for the best practices of municipal government in all countries of the world to apply it in here. The capital of Albania is a potential partner in the tourism sphere. I think that post-socialist processes in our countries set similar tasks for self-government,” said Kharkiv mayor.

Also on the City Day, the protocol of intentions between Kharkiv and Lublin was approved. The two cities will cooperate in the field of youth policy. Both cities work on a joint project to support cultural heritage and student start-ups.

Text: Iryna Klymenko

Photo: Kharkiv City Council