Fort Worth Adding Sister City in France
FORT WORTH, TX – Mayor Price to sign official agreement in February
Mayor Jean-Paul Fournier, of Nîmes (pronounced NEEM), France, and delegation will travel to Fort Worth Feb. 12-17 to sign the official document to become Fort Worth’s ninth sister city. The official signing will take place between Mayor Price and Fournier at a ceremony on Feb. 13 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
“Fort Worth is excited to formally welcome Nîmes as our ninth sister city. We look forward to fostering business relationships and expanding cultural exchange opportunities through this partnership,” said Mayor Betsy Price.
Mayor Price will lead a delegation to Nîmes Sept. 25 – Oct. 4 to sign the reciprocal agreement there. To join the group on this official visit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Worth Sister Cities International launched a long-range plan to select new sister cities in countries where they can build mutually beneficial relationships through education, exchanges and commerce. In 2017, Sister Cities sent a delegation to explore the potential partnership with Nîmes, France. A delegation reciprocated with a visit in 2018 to Fort Worth and quickly moved to make the partnership official.
“We are already making plans to welcome our new French friends and share our finest Texas culture,” said Chairwoman of the Board, Veronica Chavez Law. “Future exchanges may focus on education, economic relations, and arts and culture to create understanding and respect of each other’s cultures.”
Anyone interested in learning more about the signing ceremony between Fort Worth and Nîmes can visit https://www.fwsistercities.org/event/official-nimes-signing/.