IMM İmamoğlu President, Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut met in Florya in Istanbul Planning ajas office at work. During the meeting, which lasted about 45 minutes, İmamoğlu and Meyer-Landrut emphasized the importance of the potential cooperation between IMM and AB.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Chairman Ekrem İmamoğlu, the European Union (EU) Head of Delegation to Turkey Ambassador met with Ambassador Meyer-Landrut. Expressing his satisfaction with the courtesy visit of the Head of the EU Delegation Meyer-Landrut, İmamoğlu congratulated the Ambassador for his new assignment. İmamoğlu, "The EU, Turkey to Turkey is very important for the EU. The most important center of this is Istanbul. I hope this meeting will not provide the new era for Istanbul ”.
"WE WANT TO TAKE AN IMPORTANT DUTY IN RELATIONS WITH THE EU"
Stating that he attaches importance to the relations between IMM and the EU, İmamoğlu said, “We are on the way to establish very strong relations with the EU; "We want to be a locomotive institution, which is upsetting us as well, and undertakes a strict task of rapidly evolving the current negative relations into a positive period." 21st century "century of local governments" will be voicing the opinion İmamoğlu, underlining that Turkey had lived in the city 85'n so. İmamoğlu continued his words as follows:
“We are aware that democracy and human rights are shaped in cities. Therefore, I enjoy our original sharing with the whole world. We know that in 2021, apart from the central administration, municipalities directly decided to contact the EU regarding funds. This is a very critical decision in terms of local governments in Turkey. "
AMBASSADOR MEYER-LANDRUT: WE HOPE A NEW WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITIES WILL OPEN WITH IMM
Thanking İmamoğlu for hosting, Ambassador Meyer-Landrut said, “I am honored to be here. Istanbul is one of the most famous countries in the world. “I've always been interested in this city”. Meyer-Landrut's statements are as follows:
“With this meeting, we hope to capture new opportunities between the EU and IMM. We will maintain constructive relationships together in a collaborative environment. Municipalities are places at the center of economic activities, where issues such as transportation and climate protection take place. We are aware that the refugee issue cannot be solved without municipalities. "
A GIFT OF KANAL ISTANBUL WORKSHOP FROM IMAMAOĞLU
Following the meeting, Mayor İmamoğlu presented the Ambassador with the book containing the 2500-year-old map collection of Istanbul and the English translation of the Channel Istanbul Workshop report.