Member of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), Mayor of Hatay Metropolitan Municipality Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lütfü Savaş and his accompanying delegation visited Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the dates of 03-09 July 2021 to further cooperation with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and to attend activities of Hatay city within the framework of EXPO 2021.

Mayor Savaş, within the framework of Kyrgyzstan visits, met with TDBB Kyrgyzstan members; Mayors of Bishkek, Calal-Abad, Kara-Balta and Kara-Suu Municipalities. As a result of the negotiations, it was agreed to complete the necessary procedure to finalize the sister city relationships between Hatay Metropolitan Municipality and Calal-Abad, Kara-Balta and Kara-Suu Municipalities.

Mayor Savaş also met with the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic and Minister of Economy and Finance A. Caparov, and Minister of Investment of the Kyrgyz Republic A. Shykmamatov. Moreover, Mayor Savaş invited the Kyrgyz Municipality members in order to participate in EXPO 2021 Hatay to be held in December 2021.

Uzbekistan to be Held in Expo 2021 Hatay

Afterwards the visits Mayor Savaş paid in Kyrgyzstan, he went to Uzbekistan and visited Turkish Ambassador to Tashkent and Uzbek ministries there. Turkish Ambassador Olgan Bekar posited that they are always ready to give all kinds of support to Turkish firms who are willing to invest in Uzbekistan during the meeting with Mayor Savaş.

Moreover, Mayor Savaş and his accompanying delegation visited Deputy Minister of Uzbekistan Ministry of Agriculture Kahraman Yoldaşev and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Alisher Shukurov. Uzbek executives, at the meeting, expressed that they will be attending to the EXPO 2021 Hatay to show their support which will be held this year on December 10.

Furthermore, Mayor Savaş met with the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Uluğbek Azamov. Mr. Azamov stated that they will be participating in EXPO 2021 Hatay and do their best for Uzbekistan Culture Days which will be organized within the EXPO 2021 Hatay. They also discuss that Uzbek gastronomy should be shown more to be noticed around worldwide. Finally, the two parties agreed to further cooperation for the promotion of Uzbekistan culinary culture and for listing in the UNESCO heritage.

Commercial Cooperation Protocol has been signed

Mayor Savaş and his accompanying delegation met with the officials at the Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mayor’s delegation hosted by the Deputy Chairman of the Chamber Jasimov Islom Kazimovich, and the Uzbek delegation discussed investment and trade opportunities between the two parties. As a result of the visit, commercial cooperation protocol was signed between İskenderun Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tashkent Chamber of Commerce and Industry.