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Izmir of Turkey becomes 20th international sister city of Xiamen

Updated: 01 Mar 2018
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On January 18th, 2018, Xiamen officially established friendship relations with Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey. The city is known for its rich stone resources.
 
Izmir is an important city on the path of China's international "Belt and Road" economic development project. The city holds the world's third largest marble fair annually.
 
The establishment of friendship ties between Xiamen and Izmir is expected to promote further cooperation on historical relics protection and the opening of air routes between Xiamen and Turkey.
 
The Ephesus theatre in Turkey is one of the largest surviving Roman structures in the world, with an interesting history and connection to Saint Paul.

Here is a list of international friendship cities of Xiamen and the dates they established the friendship with Xiamen:

1. Cardiff, United Kingdom (March 31, 1983)
英国加的夫郡
2. Sasebo, Japan (October 28, 1983)
日本佐世保市
3. Cebu City, the Philippines (October 26, 1984)
菲律宾宿务市
4. Baltimore City, the United States (November 7, 1985)
美国巴尔的摩市
5. Wellington, New Zealand (June 23, 1987)
新西兰惠灵顿市
6. Penang, Malaysia (November 10, 1993)
马来西亚槟岛市
7. Sunshine Coast, Australia (September 28, 1999)
澳大利亚阳光海岸市
8. Kaunas, Republic of Lithuania (March 11, 2001)
立陶宛考纳斯市
9. Guadalajara, Mexico (August 15, 2003)
墨西哥瓜达拉哈拉市
10. Zoetermeer, Netherlands (July 14, 2005)
荷兰祖特梅尔市
11. Surabaya, Indonesia (June 24, 2006)
印度尼西亚泗水市
12. Mokpo, South Korea (July 25, 2007)
韩国木浦市
13. Sarasota, the United States (November 9, 2007)
美国萨拉索塔市
14. Municipality of Marathon, Greece (January 4, 2009)
希腊马拉松市
15. Trier, Germany (November 11, 2010)
德国特里尔市
16. City of Richmond, Canada (April 27, 2012)
加拿大列治文市
17. Dushanbe, Tajikistan (June 20, 2013)
塔吉克斯坦杜尚别
18. Nice, France (May 22, 2014)
法国尼斯
19. Phuket, Thailand (May 11, 2017)
泰国普吉府
20. Izmir, Turkey (January 18, 2018)
土耳其伊兹密尔市
 
SOURCE: WOX Team
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