The Canton of Basel-Stadt values its external relations, be they at the regional, national or international level.
- Photo: Juri Weiss
At the international level the external relations are centred on collaborations and partnerships with the state of Massachusetts in the USA, Miami Beach, Seoul and Shanghai which have a direct or indirect beneficial influence on the development of Basel as a location. The canton of Basel-Stadt has also concluded a twinning agreement with Abidjan/Yopougon for the purpose of improving the living conditions of the local population.
In the trinational Upper Rhine Valley, the border canton of Basel-Stadt maintains close relations with the regions of Baden and Palatinate (Südpfalz) in Germany and the Grand Est region in France.
Within the north-western region of Switzerland, the Canton of Basel-Stadt works closely with the cantons of Basel-Landschaft, Aargau, Jura and Solothurn. Together with these partners, the canton works to address common issues both at a national and cross-border level.
The Canton of Basel-Stadt also promotes its interests on a national level: It follows business issues that are particularly relevant on a federal level for Basel and the region.