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Fostering international friendship, cooperation and meaningful relationships, one individual, one community at a time.
  • SISTER CITIES
    OF VIRGINIA BEACH

    Promoting Peace and Prosperity with Citizen Diplomacy.

    Diplomacy • Economic Development • Education
  • SISTER CITIES
    OF VIRGINIA BEACH

    Promoting Peace and Prosperity with Citizen Diplomacy.

    Diplomacy • Economic Development • Education
  • SISTER CITIES
    OF VIRGINIA BEACH

    Promoting Peace and Prosperity with Citizen Diplomacy.

    Diplomacy • Economic Development • Education

Our Mission: Foster international understanding, friendship, cooperation, and meaningful relationships while promoting peace through mutual understanding, one individual and community at a time.

Through partnerships with our sister and friendship cities, student exchanges and culturally diverse programs, along with the support of our elected officials, we are helping to foster peace through people-to-people connections and understanding throughout the world.

Our Sister Cities

Sister City

Ards and North Down Borough, Northern Ireland, UK

The Ards and North Down Borough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom / Virginia Beach, Virginia partnership was chartered on May 6, 2001.

Sister City

Miyazaki City, Japan

The Miyazaki City, Japan / Virginia Beach, Virginia partnership was chartered on May 25, 1992.

Sister City

Moss, Norway

The Moss, Norway / Virginia Beach, Virginia partnership was chartered on May 11, 1974.

Sister City

Olongapo, The Philippines

The Olongapo, The Philippines / Virginia Beach, Virginia partnership was chartered on July 6, 2015.

Sister City

Waiblingen, Germany

The Waiblingen, Germany / Virginia Beach, Virginia partnership was chartered on May 11, 1974.

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Friendship City

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

The San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua / Virginia Beach, Virginia partnership was chartered on May 11, 1974.

Two deeply-held convictions unite us in common purpose. First, is our belief in effective and responsive local government as a principal bulwark of freedom. Second, is our faith in the great promise of people-to-people and sister city affiliations in helping build the solid structure of world peace.

~ President Dwight D. Eisenhower

On September 11, 1956, President Eisenhower brought Americans representing all walks of life to Washington D.C. to attend a White House Conference on Citizen Diplomacy.

Join The Virginia Beach Sister City Association Today!

If you have a community in Virginia Beach and are interested in sisterhood, please contact Maria Weissenseel at (757) 385-1080.