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Office of the Secretary of State International Affairs Subcabinet for International Affairs Mission: Encourages open communication and collaboration among Maryland State agencies, international coalitions and the Governor’s Office. . Maryland Sister States Program

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Office of the Secretary of State

International Affairs

Subcabinet for International Affairs

Mission: Encourages open communication and collaboration among Maryland State agencies, international coalitions and the Governor’s Office.

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Maryland Sister States

Program

  • Affiliated with Sister Cities International
  • Volunteer-based citizen diplomacy network
  • Promotes exchanges, fosters cultural awareness and maintains diplomatic connections
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Anhui Province, China, 1980
  • Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, 1981
  • Nord-Pas de Calais, France, 1981
  • Walloon Region, Belgium, 1989
  • Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea,1991
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City of St. Petersburg/

Leningrad Oblast, Russia,

1993

  • Lodz Region, Poland, 1993
  • State of Jalisco, Mexico,

1993

  • State of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 1999
  • Bong and Maryland Counties, Liberia,
  • 2007
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No financial support from the State

Funded through grants, fundraisers, corporate sponsorships, and in-kind contributions

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More than 150 volunteers from institutions, businesses and

organizations

Membership is free

and bipartisan

Advisory Board of

Directors meets

quarterly

Operates under the auspices of the Annapolis Community Foundation*

* As our fiscal agent, ACF offers donors the benefits of a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization

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Hosting International

Delegations

  • Medical/Nursing Exchange
  • Environmental Training
  • Programs for Local

Government Officials

  • High School Student

and Teacher Exchanges

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Other Activities
  • Support for Establishment of Rural Libraries
  • Rule of Law Program
  • Sister States International

Film Festival

  • Youth Sailing Races
  • Lacrosse Coaching
some of past partners
Some of Past Partners
  • World Trade Center Institute, Baltimore
  • Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
  • Open World Program, Library of Congress
  • Sister Cities International
  • Rotary International
  • Governor’s Office on Community Initiatives
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Get Involved!

Opportunities are only limited by your desired level of involvement.

  • Volunteer
  • Host a Delegation or Event
  • Sponsor an Exchange
  • Donate In-Kind Services
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For more information contact

Ms. Mendy Nitsch, Director

International Affairs,

Office of the Secretary of State, The Jeffery Building

16 Francis Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

[email protected]

410-260-3865

1-888-974-0013 (toll free)

http://www.sos.state.md.us/International/index.htm

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