The award-winning Maryland Sister States Program was established in 1980 to provide a forum for the promotion of international cooperation and understanding. Through broad-based citizen participation in a wide variety of exchanges in areas of mutual interest, the Sister States Program offers countless opportunities to develop partnership around the world in art, culture, transportation, film, women's issues, business, education, health care, professional development, sports, law, and more.
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The Maryland Sister States Program currently includes 9 active relationships on five continents:1980 Anhui Province, China
1981 Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
1991 Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea
1993 Leningrad Oblast/City of St. Petersburg, Russia
1993 State of Jalisco, Mexico
1993 Łódź Region, Poland
1999 State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2007 Bong & Maryland Counties, Liberia
2009 Harju County, Estonia
Through partnership between U.S. and international communities, Sister Cities International and its members act as citizen diplomats building global cooperation at the municipal level, promoting cultural understanding and stimulating economic development.