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Global Leeds

From attracting major global businesses, to being an international capital of culture and sport, we're strengthening our ambition to be a truly global city.


Leeds has a long and vibrant history of international cooperation. For over 50 years we have built partnerships with cities and organisations across the world, allowing us to learn from others while promoting Leeds’ position on the global stage.

Leeds City Council's International Relations team is responsible for coordinating the city's international work. We do this by:

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international profile

We build and promote the profile of Leeds globally, as a city to visit, live, work, study and invest.

sharing best practice

We work with international partners and networks to share ideas and best practice on the global challenges faced by cities.


Working with local partners

We work closely with local organisations across a range of sectors to support them with their international goals and projects.

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