International relations

As the country's capital, Wellington is home to many international organisations such as embassies, political organisations, development agencies and trade associations.

Sister cities

Sister cities have established direct friendly relations to strengthen mutual understanding, cooperation and ties.

Friendly cities

A friendly city relationship is less formal than a sister city relationship and it generally has a lower profile.

    Mayoral delegations to Asia

    Delegations between Wellington and China have resulted in increased prosperity for both.

      Work and aims

      Wellington is in an excellent position to promote relationships between cities internationally.

        Partnership cities

        Wellington has partnership city relationships with Taipei, Taiwan, and Qingdao, People's Republic of China.

          Executive Leader for Peace

          The Mayor's role as Executive Leader for Peace strengthens Wellington’s position as a peaceful city.