Xi’an, China

Xi’An, China, has been selected as the next partner of Montgomery County Sister Cities. The Sister Cities board unanimously approved Xi’An at its January 8, 2013 meeting.

A centuries-old city in the northwest part of China, Xi’An has a long history as an arts center and an active recent history as a business and education center. It has a population of more than 10 million people, ten major universities and a thriving high-tech industry.

An official delegation from Montgomery County, led by county executive Isiah Leggett, will travel to Xi’An between September 15 and September 24, 2013, to formalize the relationship.

The public is welcome to take part in the trip. For information about arrangements, please contact Bob Levey (boblevey@comcast.net or 240-354-9978).