Winston-Salem has Sister Cities partnerships with Ungheni, Moldova; Kumasi, Ghana; Nassau, Bahamas; Freeport, Bahamas; Shanghai, China and Buchanan, Republic of Liberia, under the auspices of Sister Cities International, an independent, non-profit association dedicated to crating and strengthening partnerships between U.S. and international communities in order to increase global cooperation, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development. Winston-Salem is uniquely gifted to offer the perfect combination of Souther Hospitality, Artistic Creativity, and Economic Vitality to interested partners.
Sister Cities programs are a unique partnership that involves all three sectors of a community; the local government, business, and private, voluntary sectors. Sister Cities programs are, perhaps more than other programs, involve the widest possible diversity of projects. Sister Cities projects involve topics of mutual interest, such as health care, arts, education, economic development, or municipal administration.