Armenia has a wide network of cooperation with more than 50 cities worldwide. The YerevanCity Hall has agreements with 36 cities, Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the City Hall David Gevorgyan told reporters today. He said the municipality intends to expand the geography of partner cities by 2013.
“This will not be of formal character,” David Gevorgyan said, adding that effective cooperation programs will be worked out.
The City Hall of Yerevan is developing large-scale cooperation programs with Tehran, Kuwait and Stavropol. The Mayor of Bucharest is expected to visit Armenia.
“Our cooperation with international organizations is also of great importance,” David Gevorgyan said, recalling that last year Yerevan joined Eurocities – the community of European cities. The network includes more than 170 European cities.
According to the Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the City Hall, a decentralized summit is expected to be held in the French cities of Lyon and Valence. Yerevan has large cooperation programs with French cities.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of cooperation with the English Cambridge and the 20th anniversary of partnership with Lyon.