Program of Visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina by the TDBB-Azerbaijan Delegation that was started by the Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) in order to boost the cooperation between the member states was organized between 15-19 December 2018.
The program was attended by the Secretary-General of TDBB Fahri Solak, TDBB Board Member and President of Union of Azerbaijan City Municipalities and the Mayor of Nerimanov Temraz Tağıyev, Mayor of Yasamal Municipality of Azerbaijan Zakir Cafarov, Mayor of Binegedi Salman Umudov, Mayor of Nizami Vügar Guliyev, Director of the ‘Konstruktor’ LTD Etibar Hasanov.
On the first day of the visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the delegation attended the opening ceremony of the Ice Skating Ground organized by the Municipality of Novi Grad, after which historical sites in Sarajevo were visited.
The second day of the program was held on 17 December 2018 Monday when the delegation visited Konjic and met with the Mayor of Konjic Emir Bubalo, after which Marshall Tito’s Bunker in the city was visited. On the same day, the delegation attended the 41st Anniversary of the foundation of the TDBB’s member municipality Novi Grad. The ceremony was attended by the Bosniak Member of the Presidential Council of BiH, Sefik Dzaferovic, Former President of Bosnia and Herzegovina Stjepan Kljujic, Ambassador of Turkey to Bosnia and Herzegovina Haldun Koç, members of TDBB-Azerbaijan Delegation and many other guests.
The Protocol of the Potocari Memorial Center Renewal Project was Signed
On the second day of the program, a protocol of the ‘Potocari Memorial Center Renewal Project’, that would be operated by the Administration of the Potocari Memorial Center, was signed.
On the third day of the program, on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, the delegation visited Mayor of Novi Grad Municipality Semir Efendic at his office and evaluated the possibilities of cooperation. In this context, it was decided to mutually start the procedure for the Municipality of Yasamal of Azerbaijan and the Municipality of Novi Grad to become sister cities. After the meeting delegation visited Novi Grad Martyrdom Memorial.
On the same day, TDBB Azerbaijan delegation went to Olovo to visit the Mayor of the city Dzemal Memagic. During the visit, the works with Olovo Municipality were evaluated and future cooperation opportunities were discussed. The possibilities of Olovo Municipality to become a sister city with a municipality from Azerbaijan were discussed. After the visit to Mayor’s office, the delegation paid a visit to several investments in Olovo and visited the construction site of the Olovo Ahi Evran-ı Veli Mosque that is constructed in the center of the city by TDBB’s member Kirşehir Municipality.
In the evening of the third day of the program, TDBB Azerbaijan delegation met with the Mayor of Sarajevo Metropolitan Municipality Abdullah Skaka and the local administrators. The possibilities of cooperation between Sarajevo Metropolitan Municipality and TDBB were discussed and Union’s works in Bosnia and Herzegovina were presented.
The last day of the ”Program of Visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina by the TDBB-Azerbaijan Delegation“ initiated by the TDBB in order to improve the cooperation between the member states was completed on 19 December 2018 Wednesday with a visit to the Hocali-Srebrenica Friendship Park and the visit to the Museum of Alija Izetbegovic and the leader’s grave.