Sister Cities International, created at a 1956 White House Summit initiated by President Eisenhower, is an organization founded on the principle of citizen diplomacy. Indianapolis Sister Cities International carries this legacy as a champion for peace and prosperity by promoting the program’s goal of fostering bonds between people from different communities around the world. A sister city relationship is established when the Mayors of the two cities sign a memorandum of understanding. Four Indianapolis Mayors have been involved in the sister cities program helping to promote Indianapolis as a global city and strengthen our ties around the world. The Indianapolis Sister Cities program history is rich and includes accomplishments in education, business, and government, as well as culture and the arts.
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