Sister City relationships aim to increase cultural understanding, increase knowledge and forge goodwill between the people of cities of different countries. Ipswich is a culturally diverse city and as a result takes pleasure in welcoming groups and individuals from many different countries.
To promote this diversity, Ipswich City Council operates a successful international relations program, regularly welcoming visiting delegations from different nations. This program has also generated extensive benefits for our city through education, culture, sport and trade.
Ipswich has a number of friendship agreements, in particular with China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Israel as well as being a member of the World Technopolis Association. In addition, Ipswich City Council currently has six Sister City agreements:
Changde, Hunan Province
Tobacco and Shipping
Finance, pharmaceuticals and information technology
Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province
Exports food, tea, wine, jute, timber, paper and Alunite
Pengzhou, Chengdu Province
Agriculture, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals