Time for International Cooperation for Izmir

Time for international cooperation for Izmir
Time for international cooperation for Izmir

Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyermet with the ambassador, consul general, consul and honorary consuls in Izmir in line with the goal of planning the future of the city together with the people of Izmir. In the big meeting that took place, it was discussed what can be done in five years to make İzmir a center of attraction for tourists and to create an İzmir brand abroad.

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, who plans to manage Izmir in line with a participatory understanding Tunç Soyer, came together with the representatives of foreign countries in Izmir in order to make Izmir a brand abroad. The meeting, attended by representatives of 37 countries and retired ambassadors, was held at the Historical Coal Gas Factory. At the meeting, Secretary General of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Buğra Gökçe, consultants and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality EU and Foreign Relations Commission were also present.

Mediterranean Fair is coming
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, who stated that he had a similar excitement to the 2015 Expo. Tunç Soyer“Our main goal is to remove İzmir from being a city living in its own shell. For this reason, we have two concrete works, one of which is the Mediterranean basin and the western world, and the other is to be an indispensable stopping point on a route reached via silk.” Stating that they took the first step in the Mediterranean basin with the letters they sent to six cities, President Soyer said, “These six cities include Barcelona, ​​Marseille, Venice Thessaloniki, Alexandria and Beirut. We want to improve our cooperation with these cities. Next year, we want to organize a six-day fair in which six cities will participate. We want each of them to host the fair in turn. For example, if Spain hosts the fair that day, we will see Spain with its Spanish music, gastronomy and everything. We will not just squeeze it into the fair and we will spread it to the city. We want to bring these six cities together in sports, music and gastronomy and see what we can do.”

The importance of the Silk Road
Drawing attention to the investment made by China for the Silk Road, the President Tunç Soyer“İzmir can be one of the indispensable points of this route. It can be a point of attraction on the silk road with China. Likewise, if the European Union took on a leading locomotive after the Second World War, it will now advance as a leading force in front of humanity for 20-30 years in China. In this new picture, it may be possible for İzmir to undertake an important road. If we have opened Cervantes, French and German cultural centers, it may be possible to bring together the literature and visual arts of China with a Confucius Institute. We have goals such as ensuring that İzmir assumes a role in this new picture.”

Some suggestions from participants

Şakir Fakılı - Retired Ambassador
It is very logical that the promotion of İzmir should be made on the axis of Mediterranean Europe. Within this framework, a Mediterranean opera festival can be held in the opera house to be completed.

Fatih Çakmakoğlu - Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Morocco
I think that the origin of Izmir will be tourism. Izmir is the most wanted place to live in. I want to walk from Kordon to Kadifekale. I want to see a big museum on the way. These can only be made more attractive by walking paths.

Enis Özsaruhan- Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway
There is a road from Alsancak port. In order to make Izmir attractive, people should use the time remaining from the business hours well. For example, we should consider the axis from Gazi Primary School to Kadifekale as a pedestrian way. This could be a great project.

Valerio Giorgio- Consul of Italy
Before me, the Italian consulates in Izmir are still coming to Izmir. I am thinking of coming to Izmir after my duty. Who knows İzmir, but how do we attract those who do not? They are now competing in cities. Perhaps the city has to follow its own nature. Izmir's biggest starting point is the Mediterranean identity.

Who participated?
Retired ambassadors, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Consul of Italy, Consul of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Commercial Attache of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Trade Director of the British Consulate, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Macedonia, Malaysia Honorary Consuls, Austria, Belerus, Belgium, Brazil, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Morocco, Philippines, Finland, France, Gamma, Croatia, Ireland, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, Colombian Republic, Luxembourg, Kingdom of Norway, Pakistan Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Senegal, the Republic of Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Chile and the EU and External Relations Commission of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.

Günceleme: 15/08/2019 13:28

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