Das Sister-State Agreement

Regierungsrat Baschi Dürr und Gouverneur Charlie Baker im State House mit dem Schweizer Generalkonsul in New York, Botschafter André Schaller.
Former Government Councilor Baschi Dürr and Governor Charlie Baker in the State House with the Swiss Consul General in New York, Ambassador André Schaller.

The agreement between the two states has clear economic objectives. The two cities, even if of different size and importance, have similar structures and views, and apply the «strengthening of strengths» approach, in particular in the fields of economic affairs and trade, as well as education and life sciences. The principal focus of the partnership between Basel and Massachusetts lies clearly in the field of science and education. The activities comprise pupil exchanges as well as co-operation and the exchange of knowledge in the specialist fields of earth science and nursing science.

In November 2015, the Sister State Agreement between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Canton of Basel-Stadt in Boston was renewed by the Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, and the former Basel Councilor Baschi Dürr.

The wishes and interests of stakeholders are welcomed, and will be integrated into the next MoU wherever possible. Do not hesitate to contact Josias Planta, Head of International Cooperations, tel. 061 267 40 86, josias.planta@bs.ch.