Cooperation protocol between Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) and Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities (AŞBMA) was signed in Kartepe on 17 January 2018.

The signing ceremony, organized before TDBB Administrative Board Meeting, was participated by President of TDBB and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu and President of Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities Temraz Tağıev, in addition to TDBB Administrative Board Members, Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak and Secretary General of Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities Tofıg Hasanov.

Talking in the ceremony, President of TDBB and Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu said, “Azerbaijan and Turkey as two states one nation are always brother countries. The sorrow and happiness of our Azerbaijani brothers are sorrow and happiness of ours. We signed the Cooperation Protocol between Union of Turkish World Municipalities and Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities now. As TDBB, we support our member municipalities which are in the region we are connected by heart. We work hard to share and transfer our knowledge and experience to the geographical area from Balkans to Central Asia. I wish the decisions we have taken here will be beneficial for both parties”.

On the other hand President of Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities Temraz Tağıev spoke as, “Today by signing this cooperation protocol, we have taken an important step. The cooperation between two institutions will develop more in the future and we will actualize new projects together. I believe that this protocol will provide the development of mutual cooperation between the municipalities of two countries”.

18.01.2018