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Nîmes, France, to be Fort Worth's ninth sister city

Posted April 5, 2018

Colosseum in Nîmes, France
Somewhat smaller than Rome's Colosseum, but every bit as spectacular, the amphitheater in Nîmes is a stunning example of Roman architecture in France.

After a two-year search and selection process, Fort Worth will add its ninth sister city, Nîmes, France. The last sister city added was Guiyang, China, signed in 2011.

A resolution to accept the invitation from Nîmes Mayor Jean-Paul Fournier to partner was unanimously — “and with enthusiasm,” as stated by Mayor Betsy Price — approved by the City Council. Sister Cities recommended Nîmes as a partner to build a mutually beneficial relationship through international education, exchange and commerce.

“Our goal is to promote Fort Worth globally and enrich our local community. We find that important now more than ever,” said Johnny Campbell, board chairman and president of Sundance Square.

“The two cities are well-suited for each other because Nîmes, like Fort Worth, is experiencing significant demographic and financial growth,” said Pat Miller, chair of the long-range planning committee of Sister Cities and leader of the delegation that traveled to France last year to research the possibility of partnering.

A delegation, led by Nîmes Mayor Fournier, several deputy mayors and the presidents of the chamber of commerce and University of Nîmes, visited Fort Worth in January to discuss programs that would be of interest to both cities.

An official signing trip to France will be planned for fall 2018 or spring 2019.

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