Omaha, Sicilian town plan to tighten bond of friendship as sister cities

Sep 10, 2021 837

BY: Taleisha Newbill

A century-old connection between Omaha and Carlentini will become tighter when the two sign on a Sister City Friendship Agreement in late September. According to the release by the City of Omaha on Friday, “a friendship agreement provides opportunities for cultural, educational, and business partnerships and exchanges and is an initial step that can lead to a formal sister city agreement.”

There will be a virtual signing ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 22 for the Omaha-Carlentini Friendship Agreement. The Omaha City Council can have a resolution on supporting the Friendship Agreement on Tuesday, Sept. 14. “Omaha is proud of our vibrant Italian-American community and the strong ties to Carlentini,” said Mayor Jean Stothert, Honorary Chair of the Omaha Sister Cities Association

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