General Director of Uzbekistan Innovative Development Ministry Research Department Nodir Arzikulov and his delegation visited Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) to discuss probable cooperation areas between Tukey and Uzbekistan regarding what can be done to further relations on the basis of solidarity, brotherhood and mutual understanding.

The meeting was held with the participation of TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak at the Union Headquarters. Manager of Investment Development Department Janna Bagiryan also participated to the meeting with Arzikulov. In the meeting, it was agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding between Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan and TDBB and also was decided to build a further cooperation by organizing information and experience sharing programs on the topics of city, city management and infrastructure between the two institutions. Moreover, it is debated to determine and identify the problems on the common issues such as culture and arts of the cities, Smart Cities, development of cities economic, technic and on social areas, city management and urban culture. Furthermore, it was assessed to implement development projects and decided to seek opportunities to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two institutions.

The other topics discussed during the meeting were; forming a working group from among the employees of the Ministry and Municipalities of the cities of Uzbekistan to be sent to Turkey in order to promote awareness of TDBB activities, Ministry’s assistance opportunities in order to raise the number of member municipalities of TDBB from Uzbekistan and lastly an official letter of intent of the Ministry to formally start cooperation with TDBB.

In addition, it was decided that TDBB may support of master or doctorate students from Uzbekistan within the framework of “TDBB Support Program for Graduate Students”.