Thank you for your interest in the Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation.

We are a group of passionate Citizen Diplomats from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities that desire to promote mutual respect and understanding between the citizens of our city and the world.

We particularly focus on the international cities who are officially partnered to Albuquerque by mayoral proclamations.We believe that by building the proper cultural bridges to our sister cities, other important connections can be achieved in the areas of education and business that ultimately work together to create strong, vibrant relationships with our “sisters.”  Barriers come down, life-long friendships are created, and the goal of promoting lasting world peace is furthered.

As a 501 (c)3 non-profit and also as a membership-based organization involving youth to seniors, your involvement is not only welcome but needed.  There’s plenty of fun things to do–from potlucks, trips, cultural celebrations, concerts, International Teas, seminars, and the like.

See you at the next event!


Oguljan Young, President
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  • Bon voyage to our group going to Helmstedt June 15 – 26.
  • Chihuahua High School Band here over July 4th weekend. Stay tune for details.
  • August 8 -20 Trip to Alburquerque, Spain. Contact Fred Mondragon if still interested to find out if there is room. Be part of the unveiling of Frederico Vigil’s fresco painted at their City Hall.
  • November 12 – 20 Trip to Sasebo, Japan to celebrate 50 years of sisterhood.
  • The Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation wants to recognize the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for its generous support each October for visiting delegations from Albuquerque’s official sister cities. This generosity truly promotes Albuquerque as an international destination. 

    2016 delegations came from Helmstedt, Germany, and from Hualien/Taitung County, Taiwan. 

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“Mr. President,” the letter began written in Spanish