What are the plans of the Polish local authorities active in partnership relations? 22 In 2001, Krakow participated in most partnerships (approximately 40 partnerships in total, but only 22 active twinnings), followed by Gdansk (17 twinnings) and Édé (15). These cities have implemented several international cooperation projects and supported by international institutions. Warsaw, the Polish capital, has participated in some 12 twinning cities, although less advanced, compared to the activity of small regional centres in Poland (Furmankiewicz, 2002). Many medium-sized cities have proven to be more effective in individual partnerships and have received various distinctions. B such as the “Golden Stars of Twinning” award for their successful contribution to European integration and for bringing European citizens closer together (Haas and Porawski, 2003). The term “city diplomacy” is formally used in the work of city and local governments and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership group, and recognized by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. During a debate in the British House of Lords in March 2014, the development of twinnings towards urban diplomacy was recognised, not only in trade and tourism, but also in culture and reconciliation after conflicts.  The importance of developing “their own foreign economic policy in the areas of trade, foreign investment, tourism and the attraction of foreign talent” was also highlighted by the World Economic Forum. In addition to the C40, the World Cities Summit, the Smart City Expo World Congress are also the Strong City Network and 100 Resilient Cities.   In 2016, more than 125 multilateral networks and forums were deployed to facilitate international cooperation between the various local authorities.  Studies have shown that city mayors play an active role in urban diplomacy. Choosing the right partnership requires a detailed analysis of the market, in conjunction with urban information, in order to identify the potential for synergies between two cities/regions.
Some of the similarities can be found in historical experiences of geographical proximity to tourism as a Sytophone cultural language, etc. This is no longer the main reason for the twinning of cities. Most partnership agreements currently focus on infrastructure and housing cooperation in sanitation, energy use, promotion of technical exchanges and investment Namibian cities, cities and councils have entered into numerous partnership agreements.