The City of Minneapolis recognizes "sister city" friendships with 11 cities abroad. These relationships are supported and implemented by citizen groups here in Minneapolis whose members organize exchanges and other activities. They have also been accredited by Sister Cities, International, in Washington D.C.
Sister city since 2008
Sponsor organization: Minneapolis Cuernavaca Friendship Committee
Sister city since 2000
Sponsor organization: International Leadership Institute, Eldoret Forum
Sister city since 1992
Sponsor organization: US-China People's Friendship Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis Harbin Sister City Committee
Ibaraki City, Japan
Sister city since 1980
Sponsor organization: Minneapolis Ibaraki Sister City Association
Sister city since 2009
Sponsor organization: Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
Sister city since 1988
Sister city since 1973
The City also maintains informal connections with Hiroshima, Japan.
Location: Southern Japan
Purpose: Support for Hiroshima's anti-nuclear weapons work and other peace work; support for the Lyndale Park Peace Garden
Sponsor organization: Minneapolis-Hiroshima Friendship Cities, Inc.
Last updated Jan. 31, 2014