BREST, 11 February (BelTA) – Representatives of Belarus and Germany cities-partners will meet in Brest on 26-29 March, BelTA learned from Brest First Deputy Mayor Vadim Kravchuk.
About 20 of Belarusian cities have friendly relationship with Germany regions. The partners are Minsk and Bonn, Brest and the Association of Mittleres Schussental Municipalities, Grodno and Minden, Vitebsk and Frankfurt (Oder), Mogilev and Eisenach. At the initiative of the Belarusian public organization Twinned Towns the representatives of both countries will meet to strengthen ties and to give a new impetus to the partnership.
The event will feature business meetings, visits to the objects built for the millennium of Brest. The dialogue will also involve Belarusian and German pupils, students and young specialists. It is they who will develop relations with foreign partners in the future. There will be a cultural program including city tour for the guests. One of the evenings will be dedicated to the art of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Brest was chosen as a place of the meeting of Belarusian and German cities-partners for a reason. The regional center has a 30-year experience of partnership with German sister-cities. “The agreement with Ravensburg and Weingarten was signed at the end of 1989. The municipalities Baienfurt, Baindt and Berg joined the agreement by the early 1990s. Our relationships are not only long. They are also productive what is more important,” Vadim Kravchuk noted. He added that Ravensburg will celebrate the 30th anniversary of twinning with Brest in the spring. The Belarusian delegation is planning to attend the festivities.
Brest pays a lot of attention to the development of interregional ties. The economic forum of twin towns and partners of Brest will be held for the 3rd time at the end of July. The city is working on the program of the event, the applications for participation are already open.
Breast maintains partnership with 34 cities, regions and municipalities of 16 countries.