Turkey-Azerbaijan Experience Sharing Program titled “Role of Local Governance during the Covid-19 Pandemic” organized cooperatively by Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) and Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities (AŞBMA) was held on 23 December 2020 through video conference.
The meeting organized under the chairmanship of TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak was attended by TDBB President and Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay, Mayor of Bayrampaşa Atila Aydıner, Mayor of Odunpazarı Kazım Kurt, Deputy Mayor of Beykoz Manolya Demirören Tekin, Deputy Mayor of Pendik Vahap Doğan and Deputy Secretary General of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Zennube Albayrak. Moreover from Azerbaijan it was participated by President of Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities (AŞBMA) and Mayor of Nerimanov Temraz Tağiyev, Secretary General of Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities Tofig Hasanov, President of Union of Azerbaijan District Municipalities and Mayor of Resulzade Hümbət Hüseynov, Mayor of Sumgayit Soltan Asadov, Deputy Mayor of Nizami Leyla Memmedova, Mayor of Şirvan Kürdoğlu Muradov, Mayor of Hırdalan Orhan Musayev and Mayor of Berde Sadıq Halilov
During the meeting, there are many topics discussed regarding sister city relationships after the establishment of the municipal organizations in the rescued cities after the Nagorno-Karabakh occupation and the necessity of strengthening of municipal activities in those regions. Furthermore, the local governors from both sides gave information regarding the municipal responses and measures to coronavirus.