Dundee's twins around the world are:
The main aims of twinning are:
- to promote the fostering of friendship and understanding.
- to encourage visits by individuals and groups between the cities, developing personal contacts thus broadening understanding of cultural, educational, recreational and commercial activities between the cities.
- to promote and encourage twinning projects between the twin cities and organise fund raising to foster these aims.
The first twinning link was in 1946 when Dundee twinned with Orléans in France and links with Würzburg, Alexander and Nablus followed. In 1993 the then Lord Provost of Dundee, Tom McDonald, invited interested parties to meetings in the City of set up individual Associations to promote these aims.