The city of Guangzhou formed a friendly-city relationship with Rio de Janeiro on May 28.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the sister-city friendship between Guangzhou and Lyon, a city in France, David Kimelfeld, chairman of Grand Lyon (or Métropole de Lyon), and mayor of Lyon Georges Kepenekian visited Guangzhou, Guangdong province on May 6-9, with a delegation of more than 70 people.
Southern Chinese city of Guangzhou established friendly-city relationship on Sept 11 with Tirana, capital city of the Republic of Albania.
Marjo Crompvoets, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Guangzhou, urged further cooperation between Guangzhou and the Netherlands, during a celebration banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on April 28.
Since 1979 Guangzhou has forged sister-city ties with 36 cities all around the world.
Since 1996, Guangzhou has forged friendly-city ties with 29 cities all around the world.