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Sister Cities

Increased globalisation and internationalisation, as well as contacts within the EU and various networks, have changed the conditions for the international work. Sister city agreements and cooperation is however the oldest form of internationalisation. Today's sister cities cooperation is increasingly about establishing partnerships around concrete cooperation projects, where the benefits for different activities in the cooperating cities are tangible. Hence, the collaboration amongst the sister cities varies in form and intensity.

The Sister Cities of Vaasa are:

In addition, the City of Vaasa has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese province of Rudong on November 24, 2016, and with Zhenjiang in 2017. The goal of the MoU is to promote trade connections between the regions. A cooperation agreement exists with Aunus (Russia) in the field of culture and education.