Good Relations

The Canton of Basel-Stadt values its external relations, be they at the regional, national or international level.

The Basel, Swiss and  German flags fluttering outside Basel City Hall.
The City of Basel maintains close ties with Switzerland and countries abroad.

In its international relations, Basel focuses on city partnerships with the Chinese metropolis Shanghai, the American city Miami Beach, and the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Each partnership has a positive impact on the city’s development.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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