MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AGREEMENT FOR A SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE [Insert Jurisdiction] AND [Insert Jurisdiction]

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AGREEMENT FOR A SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE [Insert Jurisdiction] AND [Insert Jurisdiction]

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AGREEMENT FOR A SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE [Insert Jurisdiction] AND [Insert Jurisdiction]

WHEREAS, both [Insert Jurisdiction] and [Insert Jurisdiction] seek to enrich cultural understanding, create adult and student exchange opportunities and broaden cooperation to encourage goodwill between the Cities, and;

WHEREAS, the [Insert Jurisdiction] and [Insert Jurisdiction] support the promotion of mutual understanding, expansion of official and non-governmental exchanges, and friendship through the promotion of peace, stability and prosperity, and;

WHEREAS, in order to develop a Sister City Relationship with cooperation between the [Insert Jurisdiction] and [Insert Jurisdiction], both Cities agree to support a Sister City Relationship on the following terms:

  1. To promote common prosperity and development, both Cities will organize, on the basis of equality, mutual benefit and goodwill, cultural exchanges, contacts to support an electronic “pen pal” program for students, and other information sharing that may include art, business and commerce, culture, governmental administration, health and sports interests, history, science, technology and other information sharing.
  1. Citizens, civic and business groups of each city are recognized as ambassadors of goodwill to organize cultural exchanges that may include the above topics.
  1. Each City shall organize cultural exchanges, to the extent possible, involving adults and students within the duration of this Memorandum of Understanding. Each exchange and or visit shall be reviewed in advance between the [Insert Jurisdiction] and [Insert Jurisdiction].
  1. Each City agrees to assume all costs of a visit to the Sister City including accommodations, meals and tours unless home stays and other accommodations are agreed upon in advance.
  1. Cultural exchange visit details and activities shall be cooperatively agreed upon by organizing citizens, civic and business groups. Activities shall be provided with the objective to deepen cultural awareness and friendship between citizens, business leaders and government officials.
  1. The leaders and top-level department administrators of both Cities shall maintain and facilitate open channels of communication to expedite consultation, exchange and cooperation on questions of issues and common concern.
  1. Both Cities agree that all elements of the Sister City Relationship are to remain noncontroversial and will maintain that historically controversial political issues play no part in this Sister City Relationship.
  1. The effective term for this Memorandum of Understanding shall be for two years following the date of execution of the Memorandum. Prior to expiration of the Memorandum of Understanding, the Sister City Relationship shall be reviewed by the representatives [Insert Jurisdiction] and representatives of [Insert Jurisdiction] to evaluate the progress of the relationship, as well as recommend whether the relationship shall continue.
  1. This Memorandum of Understanding represents the entire agreement between the Cities. It may not be changed or modified without a resolution signed by the leaders of both cities.

These two Cities hereby execute this Memorandum of Understanding to expire within two years from the noted date(s).

 

[Insert Jurisdiction]                                                                                                         [Insert Jurisdiction]

 

On its behalf                                                                                                                      On its behalf

 

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