The sister city concept evolved from President Eisenhower's "People-to-People" program, established in 1956 to lessen the chance of future world conflicts and to involve people from all walks of life in personal diplomacy.
Bellevue has four sister cities, in Taiwan, Japan, the Czech Republic and Latvia. Separately, Bellevue has international trade cooperation efforts underway with cities in China and India. These international efforts enrich the cultural and business profile of our city, and they provide a meaningful connection between Bellevue's richly diverse population and numerous areas across the globe.
The Bellevue Sister Cities Association offers more information and calendar updates.
Sister Cities Liaison
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Tom Boydell
International Trade in Bellevue