In November 2016, Modi and Abe had tinged a sister-state MoU relationship for Gujarat and Hyogo Prefecture. During this period, the PM had also visited a ball train in Kobe, the capital of Hyogo. India and China today signed a new agreement to strengthen cooperation on cross-border rivers, aimed at allaying India`s fears about new dams on the Brahmaputra and facilitating the exchange of flood data. India has signed agreements with many countries, including China, the United States, Australia, Russia, Canada, Mauritius, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Portugal, Belarus and Jordan. This is probably the pact signed between the Japanese city of Kyoto and Modi`s Varanasi constituency during his recent visit to Japan. Background: In order to maintain, promote and improve opportunities for commercial, academic and cultural activities between Kobe in Japan and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, a sister city agreement has been reached between the two cities. Faced with our government`s new understanding of the role that twin-city relationships can play in presenting urban projects in India, Sifra Lentin, Gateway House`s Mumbai History Fellow, prepared a special report on the role and understanding of twin cities. Kobe is located in Hyogo Prefecture in Japan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have also reached a sister state agreement for Gujarat and Hyogo Prefecture. Modi`s government has revised the partner city`s agreement that Indian cities need to add more teeth to the initiative and exploit partnerships for economic profits. India and Nepal will sign a series of bilateral agreements, including two pacts that make Varanasi-Katmandou and Ayodhya-Janakpur twin cities. In an attempt to strengthen relations with China, India signed 24 important agreements with the country during Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s three-day visit.
Three other Indian cities will have sister cities in China and provincial connections will be established between Karnataka and Sichuan. It was one of 24 agreements signed this morning between India and China during Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s three-day inaugural visit. This agreement will formalize the relationship between the two cities, both of which are unique in their own way. While Kobe is the Creative Design City of Asia, Ahmedabad is India`s first World Heritage City. The agreement establishes a plan to create more opportunities for cooperation between the two cities on the academic, cultural and commercial front. The two countries also created a forum for leaders to strengthen cooperative federalism, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said. “An agreement has also been signed on the relationship between the sister states and the sister city.” These recommendations are based on three very practical models that show not only the flexibility of partner city agreements in general, but also how bilateral paradiplomacy at the city level can be adapted to the objectives of each partner city. During President Xi Jinping`s visit to India in September, an agreement banning relations between Ahmedabad and Guangzhou was signed.