In order to develop town twinning with cooperation between [insert jurisdiction] and [insert jurisdiction], the two cities agree to support twinning under the following conditions: America, South Asia and Australasia use the term “twin cities” or “twin cities”. In China, the term 友好城市 (yǒuhǎo chéngshì – friendly cities).  Other government bodies sometimes establish a partnership relationship, such as the agreement between Hainan provinces in China and Jeju-do in South Korea. The douzelage is a twinning of towns with a city in the Member States of the European Union.   Considering that history must continue in a larger world, but that this world will only be truly human to the extent that men and women live freely in free cities, Liverpool currently shares a friendship agreement with Kunming, China, in the United Kingdom. On the other hand, there are many other twinnings with cities all over Britain. A partner city or partner city is a long-term partnership between two cities, provinces or, in some cases, countries around the world. The relationship is officially recognized after the most senior official elected of the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that signifies the commitment of the two cities to cooperate for a better future. Otherwise, they also sign a treaty of friendship that is less binding than purely symbolic and social. Relationships between communities can also be created by common names. They can be named after a community (as in the case of Cordoba), they can share names (as in the case of Santiago de Compostela), or their names may have a common etymology. Twinning can also be set up by independent or government-supported organisations to support cultural, educational and governmental links between countries. True Education Partnerships (TEP) is such an organization that works to establish and support twinned cities through bilateral sister school partnerships.
In 1981, the mayor of Toledo, Spain, gave a speech on the friendship between the two cities, in honor of the 50th anniversary of their urban union. Whether you`re familiar with the concept or have never heard of it, it`s possible that your hometown has a partner city agreement with elsewhere – or most likely several.