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.