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Sister City Agreement with Haiphong, Vietnam

On April 17th 2009, the City of Kitakyushu and Haiphong City entered into a friendship exchange agreement.

Haiphong is a major port city located 100km north of Hanoi in the northern part of Vietnam. The city is home to many Japanese industries and is the third largest city in Vietnam.

This agreement was in effect for 5 years, after which both cities had agreed to review the possibility for further exchange.

The agreement had both cities proactively pursuing grassroots-level exchange, such as acceptance of exchange students - with the hopes of the cooperative relationship leading to further cultural and economic exchange.

In April 2014, Kitakyushu and Haiphong formally established a sister city relationship after 5 years of international cooperation and exchange.

For any enquiries:
 Asian Affairs Division
 Planning and Coordination Bureau
 Phone: 093-582-2162


International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176