Eurasia World Heritage Cities Regional Coordinator Rasikh Sagitov and his delegation visited Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) on 9 March 2021.
At the TDBB Headquarters, a meeting was held with the participation of Eurasia World Heritage Cities Regional Coordinator Rasikh Sagitov, TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak, Representative of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation in Turkey Ayrat Gataullin and TDBB Foreign Relations experts.
Rasikh Sagitov, during the meeting, posited that “There are 10 municipalities from Turkey which are members of the World Heritage Cities. We want to further develop our relations with Turkey. We closely follow and appreciate TDBB’s activities and its contribution to the local governments. The reason for our visit today is to strengthen the relations between the two institutions. I think our visit today is the first step to achieve this target. We expect support from TDBB to gain new members from Turkey to the Organization of World Heritage Cities. In addition, as the Eurasia World Heritage Cities Regional Coordinator, I am inviting you to the 10th International Eurasia World Heritage Cities Conference to be held in Kazakhstan’s Turkestan city on 1-3 April 2021. At this conference, the participants will discuss the important subjects regarding the protection of historical heritage and the opportunities for the development of cultural heritage. Additionally, participants will be informed about the necessary activities and procedures to keep the cultural heritage”.
TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak expressed that, “As TDBB, our relations with Tatarstan are very good. We did collaborations on several projects. We have carried out many concrete projects and we keep doing them. Tatarstan is also represented in TDBB Administrative Board. I would like to thank you for your visit to our Union and also to our country. We are pleased to be worked closely and cooperate with the Eurasia World Heritage Cities. Moreover, I would like to thank you for the invitation to the 10th International Eurasia World Heritage Cities Conference. Turkistan is one of our member municipalities from Kazakhstan. I hope this program will make a contribution to the development of our cooperation”.
The visit ended with giving gifts and family photo shoots in the memory of the day.