December of this year brought to Medgidia another collaboration agreement, this time concluded with the town of Favara in the province of Agrigento, Sicily (Italy). The agreement was signed on 10.12.2009, in the Sicilian locality by the representatives of the two cities, Mr. Marian Iordache, the mayor of Medgidia and Mr. Domenico Russelo, mayor of Favara. According to the protocol, the collaboration between the two municipalities involves the field of local government and public administration, economic programs and training of local production and service provision. A fundamental component is the cooperation for attracting European funds and promoting European Union projects.
The program of the delegation from Medgidia contained visits to various objectives in the area, meetings with the Romanian community in the area, with local councilors and representatives of the institutions in Favara. There were also meetings and seminars attended by businessmen and companies from the area. Medgidia also established twinning relations with Yalova in the province of the same name in Turkey, through the twinning agreement signed on March 30, 2002, and with Zhumadian locality, Henan province – China, following the signing of the twinning agreement on March 30, 2002. September 30, 2008. On May 23, 2008, the local municipality concluded a collaboration agreement with the CAHUL authority, Cahul District – Republic of Moldova. “The agreement with Favara is the first twinning relationship established by the local public authority with a locality of a European Union member state,” said Mr. mayor Marian Iordache. “By signing the agreement, we once again state our membership in the great European family.”