After selected to the Administrative Board of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) in TDBB’s Ordinary General Meeting on 9 September 2015, the delegation consisting of Mayor of Novi Grad Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina Semir Efendic, municipal officials and businessmen made a business visit to Istanbul and Kocaeli between 2 and 5 December 2015.
On the first day of the program on December 2, the delegation visited TDBB Headquarters and made a meeting with Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak, and on the same day visited Mayor of Beyoğlu Ahmet Misbah Demircan, Administrative Board Member of TDBB and Sister City of Novi Grad Sarajevo Municipality, in his office.
On the second day of the visit, Mayor Efendic and his delegation went “Park and Recreation Industry and Services Fair-ATRAX”, which was also supported by TDBB, and examined the equipments that could be used for the biggest park of Sarajevo, which has been built this year by Novi Grad Sarajevo Municipality. After the fair visit, Bosnian and Turkish businessmen met in Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) to make bilateral negotiations.
On December 4, Friday, Derince Municipality (Kocaeli), which has been the sister city of Novi Grad Sarajevo Municipality since 1997, was visited and opinion exchange was made to enliven the relations. Mayor of Derince (Kocaeli) Ali Haydar Bulut accepted Mayor of Novi Grad Efendic and his delegation in his office. After the visit, under the coordinatorship of Kocaeli Chamber of Commerce (KTO) and MUSIAD, the delegation came together with the businessmen in a lunch organization.
On the same day Novi Grad delegation met with Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Işık and Governor of Kocaeli Basri Güzeloğlu in Governorate of Kocaeli. In the meeting Minister Işık stated his pleasure to have businessmen in the delegation of Novi Grad, and his support for the cooperation of municipalities of government of Turkish Republic.
On the last day of the visit, December 5, Novi Grad delegation visited Plastex Fair in TUYAP and completed this extensive program with bilateral meetings.