ePetition - Officially twin Brighton and Hove with Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Officially twin Brighton and Hove with Nouakchott, Mauritania

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to make concerted diplomatic efforts to officially twin Brighton and Hove with Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Twin cities are important in several ways.
Firstly as an enabler of cultural exchange, and secondly as a signifier of openness and international solidarity.
Nouakchott, Mauritania, is certainly different enough from our own city that we can learn significant amounts from each other. School trips could potentially be arranged, allowing people to discover what it is like to like to live in a Sahara city. The people of Nouakchott could also learn a lot from Brightonians (and Hoveians). We have never been fully twinned as one city, and doing so would send a signal that while the rest of the UK looks inwards post-brexit, Brighton and Hove is ready to greet the world with open arms.

Started by: Michael Goodier

This ePetition ran from 26/10/2018 to 16/01/2019 and has now finished.

13 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The petition is due to be presented to the Tourism, Development & Culture Committee on the 17th January, 2019.


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