Stating that they received positive results from the international diplomacy traffic carried out at the local level, Mayor of Keçiören Turgut Altınok said “Together with our team that works to further develop our international vision, we are making maximum efforts to introduce our capital city and our district, to implement common projects and to follow scientific developments”.
EMBASSIES OF NINE COUNTRIES WERE VISITED
Sabiha Akdemir, Deputy Mayor of Keçiören Municipality and officials of the Directorate of Foreign Relations visited 9 embassies in Ankara to develop international relations at the local level and to plan various cultural activities.
SISTER MUNICIPALITIES FROM WESTERN COUNTRIES
At the meeting held by the Keçiören Municipality delegation at the German Embassy, it was agreed that Keçiören would become a sister city with a city or district in Germany. In addition, during the negotiations held in the embassies of Austria, Belgium, Spain and Italy, it was agreed that a city or district of these countries and the Municipality of Keçiören would be matched as sister municipalities.
In the embassies of Australia and Denmark, Keçiören delegation handled ideas that technology transfer as well as scientific support programs for students could be made with Keçiören Municipality. During the meetings with Iran`s Undersecretary of Culture Mahmut Sıtkızade, a common culture between the two countries was emphasized and it was agreed to make permanent programs. In the meetings with Kyrgyzstan Embassy, which established close relations with the Municipality of Keçiören, the projects planned for further strengthening of the relations were discussed.
“OUR WORKS AND SERVICES DRAW ATTENTION”
Deputy Mayor Akdemir who invited each ambassador to Keçiören on behalf of Mayor Altınok and her team gave information about the projects that were completed and under construction in Keçiören.
Mayor of Keçiören Turgut Altınok emphasized that international diplomacy realized at the local level would provide credibility to Turkey.
"Our municipal works and services draw attention in Turkey in the international arena. In this sense, we carry out good relations with the countries which have representative offices in our country in order to introduce our new projects on the international platforms. We have the opportunity to investigate whether there is a study that we can take from both western countries and eastern countries on this occasion. Our country has political, economic, cultural, commercial and strategic relations with many countries. The more we can contribute to these relations, the more we will be happy” Mayor Altınok stated.