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On Thursday, the City of Colorado Springs and City of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan renewed their Sister City affiliation. Mayor Yemi Mobolade met with members of the Bishkek City Council, who are visiting Colorado Springs this week, to sign a new agreement that recognized the important of friendship, which began 30 years ago, in 1994.  

“Today was a great reminder that our city is part of something bigger and that we live in an interconnected world where building bridges between communities is more important than ever,” said Mayor Yemi. “Through this renewed partnership, we aim to foster deeper understanding and appreciation between our citizens, enriching both communities through educational exchanges, cultural programs, and economic opportunities.” 

The agreement looks to strengthen the mutual cultural, educational, governmental, scientific, business, economic development and sports exchanges toward world peace and prosperity to contribute toward the furtherance of friendly relations between the two cities and nations. 

“I am optimistic about the prospects for long-term cooperation between our cities and am confident that our collective efforts will lead to the successful implementation of projects aimed at developing our communities,” said Kuvanychbek Kongantiev, Chairman of the Bishkek City Council. 

Launched in 1962 with its first sister city, Fujiyoshida, Japan, Colorado Springs Sister Cities International engages with global sister cities to advance world peace, friendship, cultural understanding, and mutual economic reward. Other Sister Cities of Colorado Springs are Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico; Bankstown, Australia; Ancient Olympia, Greece; and Kranj, Slovenia.  

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