Government of Dominica



A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Roseau of the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Yiwu of the People's Republic Of China.

This Memorandum of Understanding marks a significant milestone in strengthening the bonds between the two cities and promoting mutual prosperity and development.

Through this twinning of cities agreement, both parties have committed to establishing friendly cooperation based on mutual trust and friendship, as they believe that building strong relationships with international counterparts is essential for the growth and progress of the constituency, Roseau city, and the wider Dominica.

The agreement also outlines the areas in which they will conduct practical and diversified cooperation and exchanges. These areas include economy & trade, education, culture, tourism, and sports. By exploring opportunities for collaboration in these fields, the aim is to maximize the benefits that can be derived from this twinning of cities agreement.

This agreement came into effect on the date of signing by representatives between Hon. Melissa Poponne Skerrit and Mayor Ye Bangrui in Yiwu on November 15, 2023.

Hon. Poponne Skerrit stated that as Parliamentary Representative of the  Roseau Central Constituency, she is excited about the benefits and opportunities that this agreement will bring to Roseau.

She added that she is excited about the prospects that lie ahead and confident that this partnership will bring long-term benefits to the Roseau constituents and the people of Dominica.

“The increased cooperation in economy & trade can lead to new business partnerships and investment opportunities for our local entrepreneurs. The exchange of knowledge and expertise in education will provide our students with enhanced learning experiences. Cultural and tourism exchanges will contribute to the promotion of our rich heritage and attractions, attracting more visitors to our constituency and the country as a whole,” she stated.

Hon. Poponne Skerrit added “We are grateful to the Mayor of Yiwu Mr. Ye Bangrui and the People's Republic of China for accepting my request to twin the city of Roseau with the thriving city of Yiwu. I want to reiterate that this Memorandum of Understanding signifies the beginning of a new chapter of cooperation and friendship between Roseau and Yiwu. We are excited about the prospects that lie ahead and are confident that this partnership will bring long-term benefits to the Roseau constituents and the people of Dominica.”




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