Donegal County Council is making good progress on forming a twinning arrangement with a rural town in Palestine.
The council was recently invited to link with the Bani Zeid Municipality and share experiences between regions.
A proposal on the twinning arrangement was passed in January. Today, councillors were notified that plans are well underway to officially link with the West Bank municipality.
Cathoirleach Rena Donaghey said the council has received positive correspondence from the local authority in Bani Zeid.
“They are hoping to meet with us when circumstances allow,” Cllr Donaghey said.
The twinning arrangement, first proposed by Sinn Féin councillor Gerry McMonagle this year, was described as a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people. The link is set to focus on the exchange of experiences and cooperation in culture, tourism environmental, infrastructure, economic development and planning.