Sister city agreement being discussed between Bethlehem and Italian city of Parma
Headline: "A discussion about the preparations for signing a twin [city] agreement between Bethlehem and Parma, Italy"
"Mayor of Bethlehem Anton Salman discussed the matter of preparations for signing a twin [city] agreement between Bethlehem and Parma with international expert on cultural heritage and former senior UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) official from Parma (sic., Padova), Italy, Dr. Giorgio Andrian…
Andrian emphasized the importance of this step, in addition to Parma's desire to cooperate on the Bethlehem – Capital of Arab Culture 2020 activities.”
Arab ministers of culture decided in 2016 to declare Bethlehem the “capital of Arab culture” in 2020, as part of UNESCO's annual Capital of Arab Culture initiative to promote Arab culture.