The Municipality of Beit Sahour, represented by its Mayor Mr. Hani Al Hayek and a number of municipal council members, have welcomed a Lithuanian delegation from the city of Utena led by Utena’s Vice Mayor Mr. Vidmantas Valinčius, which has a twinning relationship with the Municipality of Beit Sahour. The Delegation stayed in Beit Sahour from the 13th of April 2017 till the 18th of April 2017.
During the meeting, Al-Hayek spoke about the importance of cooperation between the two municipalities and the development of an action plan that includes institutional networking, cultural exchange between the two cities, strengthening women and youth sectors and implementing projects in mutual partnership between the two municipalities.
Al-Hayek also talked about Beit Sahour’s history, institutions, community sectors especially the development of both women and youth sectors, projects implemented by the municipality, rehabilitation of the Old City, and handicrafts.
In his speech, Al-Hayek has also pointed out to the general political situation, city's economy and its tourism sector, as well as the municipality's constant efforts to develop tourism, and the foundations of cultural exchange, plus, the opening of external relations with cities that have a developmental vision similar to that adopted by the city of Beit Sahour.