Budapest Council Approves Twinning With Szekler City

  • 27 Oct 2016 9:00 AM
Budapest Council Approves Twinning With Szekler City
The municipal assembly has approved a twinning agreement proposal between Budapest and Odorheiu Secuiesc (Székelyudvarhely), a city in Romania’s Szekler Land. According to the draft, twinning between the two cities is symbolic, creating a link between the “capital of the nation” and the “Szekler capital”.

The twinning programme will promote cohesion between Hungarian communities as well as help further development of the Szekler city and its surroundings, the document noted.

It will boost economic and cultural ties with emphasis on tourism, youth, and sports, as well as cooperation between municipal institutions, it added.

The agreement awaits approval by Romania’s foreign ministry, and could be signed by leaders of the two cities in Odorheiu Secuiesc late next month.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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