Mohamed Saadieh, President of the Union of Lebanese Dannieh Municipalities and UCLG-MEWA, as our cooperation partners, and Mehmet Duman, Secretary General of UCLG-MEWA, visited Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) on 4 November 2020.

Saadieh, who met with Secretary General Fahri Solak at the Union Headquarters, gave information about the situation in Lebanon after the explosion in Beirut. Indicating that they are thankful for the support and assistance from Turkey immediately after the explosion, Saadieh said they are always willing to cooperate with Turkey in the international arena.

Mohamed Saadieh also added: “Since 2015, when we became a member of TDBB, the memberships of the municipalities in the Dannieh region to TDBB have been rapidly realized. I think Turkey-Lebanon relations now are in very good condition. Even in these days when the whole world is struggling with the COVID-19 virus, we want to continue our cooperation in the best possible way. As Union of Dannieh Municipalities, I believe that our projects with TDBB will bring the relations between the two countries to a better point”.

Besides in the meeting, joint cooperation issues to be made by Union of Dannieh Municipalities and TDBB in 2021 and mutual delegation visit opportunities were discussed. In addition, issues regarding the membership of the municipalities in Tripoli region to TDBB and possible project opportunities were consulted.