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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The twinning and connection between Lisbon and other cities cement relationships of friendship, exchange and solidarity, contributing to foster mutual trust, friendship and understanding on a personal and civic level, to celebrate and reinforce the strong historical and cultural ties that unite the cities, and to recognize a mutual interest in commerce, industry and education.

  • Macau (Portugal) - 24 July 1982 

  • Ibero-American Capitals - 12 October 1982 

  • Praia (Cape Verde) - 26 May 1983 

  • Malacca (Malaysia) - 19 January 1984 

  • Bissau (Guinea) - 28 June 1985 

  • São Tomé (São Tomé and Príncipe) - 28 June 1985 

  • Capitals of Portuguese-speaking countries - 28 June 1985 

  • Luanda (Angola) - 11 October 1988 

  • Rabat (Morocco) - 22 March 1988 

  • Cachéu (Guinea) - 14 November 1988 

  • Zagreb (Croatia) - 15 15 July 1977 

  • Praia (Cape Verde) - 26 May 1983 

  • Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) - 31 May 1983 

  • Miami (USA) - October 1987 

  • Toronto (Canada) - 8 April 1987 

  • Bethlehem (Palestine) - 2 November 1995 

  • Moscow (Russia) - 17 February 1997 

  • Santa Catarina (Cape Verde) - 27 March 1997 

  • Paris (France) - 3 April 1998 

  • Algiers (Algeria) - 26 September 1988 

  • Beijing (China) - 22 October 2007 

  • Haimen (China) - 1 November 2011 

  • Asunción (Paraguay) - 28 April 2014 

 

The Lisbon City Council is a member of, or has permanent contacts with, the following entities: 

  • Union of Capitals of the European Union (UCEU) 

Lisbon was admitted as a member of the Intercultural Cities Network and a participant in the Intercultural Cities Programme in 2012. The aim of the programme is to support cities in developing intercultural strategies for managing diversity and integrating immigrants and minorities. 

As a participant, the city will review, with the participation of international experts, officials, citizens and representatives of other cities, its policies and governance from an intercultural perspective, learning from successful practices of other cities. You will identify a set of objectives, indicators and an action plan that will form your intercultural strategy. 

Learn about the political commitment 

Created in 2017, it brings together 15 cities, linked to the life and work of Miguel de Cervantes (Alcalá de Henares, 29 September 1547 - Madrid, 22 April 1616) in Europe, Africa and America: Alcalá de Henares, Argamasilla de Alba, Argel, Azul, Barcelona, Ciudad Real, Córdoba, El Toboso, Esquivias, Lisbon, Madrid, Montevideo, Sevilla, Toledo and Valladolid. 

The accession of the city council to this network is justified by its presence in Lisbon between 1581 and 1583, during the reign of Philip II of Spain, when there was a dynastic union between the monarchies of Portugal and Spain. 

The representatives of each city undertake to work together to disseminate the work and life of Miguel de Cervantes, particularly through the exchange of activities and experiences.