Beit Jala Municipality strongly believes in accomplishing twinning agreements between the city of Beit Jala and other international and local cities as we believe that such relations contribute positively in fostering the intercultural and educational dialogue among the twinning cities as well as promoting our heritage and traditions all over the world.
Twinning with the city of Aubervilliers – in the suburb of Paris – France.
The agreement was signed in November 27, 1997. Also in October 2, 1998 it was resigned with Mayor Raji Zeidan during his visit to France. Some of the activities between the two cities are:
i.A youth exchange program with the Arab Orthodox club in Beit Jala.
ii.Supporting the Specialized Surgery Hospital in Beit Jala.
iii.This agreement has been developed to form a ternary agreement among Beit Jala city, Jena City- Germany and Aubervilliers city- France in December 19, 2008.
Twinning with Santa Maria Del Mar – Peru.
The twinning agreement was signed in 2007. Its worth mentioning that the mayor of this city in that time was Mr. Ra'ul Abu Ghattas originally from Beit Jala.
Friendship with Reggio Emilia – Italy.
A declaration of Intent statement was signed during the visit of a delegation of Reggio Emilia to Beit Jala in May 14, 2005.
Twinning agreement with the city of Varazze – Savona district – Italy.
The twinning agreement was signed in July 7, 2005 during the visit of Mayor Raji Zeidan to Italy. In Result of this agreement a Language Lab and Tour guide project was approved to be established in the Seminary College in Beit Jala.
Twinning with the city of La Calera in Chile.
The twinning agreement was signed in November 11, 2005 during the visit of Raji Zeidan Mayor of Beit jala to Chile. It's worth mentioning that the Mayor of La Calera in that time was Mr. Roberto Chahuan originally from Beit Jala.
Twinning with the Arab Club in La Calera during the same visit of the Mayor.
Friendship with the Province of Trento and other Italian cities July, 2008.
The activities include:
a.Agreement on funding the Friendship and Peace Community Center on a land owned by the Municipality near the Peace Public Park.
b.Exchange of visits.
c.Supporting pupils who face difficulties in covering their school tuition.
d.Supporting Beit Jala Governmental Hospital through donating equipment.
Friendship between Beit Jala and Grenoble - France.
In addition to a twinning agreement between the hospitals of the cities, some of their activities are:
i.Training for Medical Staff.
ii.Providing some equipment.
Twinning with Bergisch Gladbach City in Germany.
The twinning agreement was signed in April 26, 2010 in Beit Jala City during the visit of Mr. Lutz Urbach- mayor.
Twinning with Jena City in Germany.
The twinning agreement was signed in September 20, 2011 in Beit Jala City during the visit of Dr. Albrecht Shröter- Mayor and the whole delegation.
Declaration of Intent with Valfabbrica City in Italy.
This declaration was signed in April 30, 2012 in Beit Jala City during the visit of Mr. Ottavio Anastasi- Mayor and the whole delegation.