Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Administrative Board Member Mayor of Osmangazi Mustafa Dündar visited sister city Kapchagay Municipality of Kazakhstan on 24 August 2019.
Mayor of Osmangazi Mustafa Dündar attended 8th International Altaic Community Symposium organized in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 19-23 August 2019. Mayor Dündar, underlined concepts on unity and solidarity in his speech at the symposium. Moreover Mayor Dündar visited Kazakhstan after his Kyrgyzstan visit in order to improve the brotherhood between Turkey and Turkic Republics. Mayor Dündar and his delegation Head of BTSO İsmail Kuş and his deputy Murat Beyazıt made some visits in Kapchagay city and their first visit was to sister city Kapchagay Municipality.
Our Sisterhood should be more Active
During the visit of Mayor Dündar, he was hosted by Deputy Mayor of Kapchagay Municipality Ermek Kozhahmetov. Dündar underlined the importance of sisterhood between Osmangazi and Kapchagay. He also added that those bilateral visits between the two cities are also important in order to boost the relations in cultural, social and economic aspects of the two countries.
Investment Opportunities between Bursa and Kazakhstan were discussed
The second visit of Mayor Dündar was ‘Atamekan’ National Chamber of Entrepreneurs. During the visit, some issues such as investment opportunities in Kazakhstan, tourism development opportunities, business and investment opportunities in between Bursa and Kazakhstan were discussed.
Kazakhstan is one of our most Important Political and Economic Partners
Mayor of Osmangazi Mustafa Dündar, emphasized the importance of the fact that Turkey was the first country that recognized Kazakhstan’s independence and he added that “Our common culture, history and values were very important in our rapidly developing relations of Kazakhstan and Turkey. After the independence of Kazakhstan, our relationship and the general framework of our cooperation were shaped with a few protocols and agreements. As a result of the level of political relations between our country and Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan has become one of the most important political and economic partners of our country in the region. As Osmangazi Municipality, we are preceding works to strengthen our relations between our country and Kazakhstan. We are making economic and cultural cooperations with Kapchagay Municipality within the framework of our sister city protocol.”