Montpellier is set to twin with Manchester before the end of the year.
Against the backdrop of Brexit, the two cities are forging stronger relationships and creating a new partnership, said British ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn.
He said: “Britain is a European country and France is our neighbour. Nothing will change that. These ties always were important and are perhaps even more so now.”
The mayor of Montpellier, Philippe Saurel, previously revealed that it was the ambassador who suggested the idea of a partnership.
Source: The Connexion