The city of Djibouti and the city of Ufa are going to become twin towns, the Russian Ambassador to Djibouti and Somalia Mikhail Golovanov announced this week.
According to the Ambassador, the text of the partnership agreement is currently being negotiated. He also mentioned that the partnership was initiated by the City Hall of Djibouti back in January 2020.
The overall number of Russia-Africa twin town partnerships is currently estimated at 19, according to official statements and media. There are no regular official updates, so some agreements indicated on the map below might not still be in force by February 2021.
The overall number of Russia-Africa twin town partnerships is currently estimated at 19, according to official statements and media.
In some sources Moscow has been reported to be a twin town to Tunis (Tunisia), Rabat (Morocco), Cairo (Egypt) and Pretoria (South Africa), but the agreements might have expired as no recent confirmation has been found.
Kazan (Russia) used to have a twinning agreement with the Egyptian muhafazas of Qaluybia and Monufia, in accordance with which an experience exchange program for doctors had been implemented.
Twin towns are two cities in different countries that establish partnership to promote cultural, commercial and scientific ties. This type of partnership was developed after World War II in order to develop destroyed cities and communication in general.