40 years of twinning with Sousse

Braunschweig and its Tunisian twin city celebrated their 40 years of twinning. On this occasion, a delegation from Sousse visited us from February 20 to 26, 2020. The delegation consisted of Mayor Dr. Mohamed Ikbel Khaled and four delegates working in the fields of environment, tourism and culture.

For this anniversary, Braunschweig had arranged a festive reception at Richmond Palace on February 21. After the speeches, the mayor of Sousse signed his name in the Golden Visitors' Book of the City of Braunschweig. Music by a traditional folk group from Sousse accompanied the ceremony.

As per this year’s theme, “Braunschweig is cosmopolitan and international, and so is our carnival!”, the guests from Sousse also actively participated in the carnival parade “Schoduvel” on February 23. The Tunisians presented themselves on a specially decorated parade float. The folk group who had already played music at the above mentioned ceremony, accompanied the parade float on foot . 

The visit of our partners from Sousse was also used for a varied exchange of information. A meeting with the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) served to discuss options to improve the management of road accidents in Tunisia. Also, there was an exchange with Braunschweig's Technical University on the renaturation of the Tunisian river Hamdoun. Furthermore, the guests met with Braunschweig’s division in charge of managing the citizens' ideas and complaints and discussed tourism with Braunschweig’s city marketing. Last but not least, a comprehensive side-programme rounded off the delegation's visit.

If you are interested in our activities in 2019, please have a look at the annual review or get in touch with us.