The main focus has been on France with which Ma'alot Tarshiha has a connection of a ""Partner-city", as part of the "Partnership 2000" of the Jewish Agency.
Furthermore, agreements of 'Twin Cities' relations have been made with a number of cities in the world. As part of these agreements, the municipality has mutual visits and aspires to establish joint project in the cultural and industrial fields and more.
The department is a main axis around which the "Stone in the Galilee" Symposium in town has been operating for some 16 years. In the symposium, sculptors from all over the world arrive at the town, stay in the city and are exposed to, hence return to their home towns as ambassadors of good will.
In conclusion, the department deals with any activity that is related to overseas connections all around the year, with an aspiration of keeping in touch and nurturing the existing relationships while developing new connections. .