Bremen and Izmir Will Collaborate in Clean Energy and Agriculture

Bremen and Izmir Will Collaborate on Clean Energy and Agriculture
Bremen and Izmir Will Collaborate in Clean Energy and Agriculture

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, who participated in the Bremen-İzmir Economic Forum Business People Meeting held in Bremen, Germany for the second time Tunç SoyerHe said that they have taken important steps towards cooperation in clean energy and agriculture.

Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyerparticipated in the 2nd Bremen-İzmir Economy Forum Business People's Meeting, which was held on the occasion of the anniversary of Bremen and İzmir being sister cities, with the partnership of the World City İzmir Association (DİDER) and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality. Meeting held at the Bremen Science House Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Bremen Dr. It started with the opening speeches of Andreas Bovenschulte and DİDER Bremen Office President Ali Eliş.

In his speech, the President emphasized the importance of inter-city cooperation on issues such as start-up, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture and food. Tunç Soyerstressed that İzmir plays a leading role in all three areas. DIDER Bremen Office Head Ali Eliş said that they are determined to unite the business world of the two cities.

More than 50 companies in three fields participated in the forum where renewable energy, start-up and sustainable agriculture and food were discussed. The ideas produced were shared with the presentation of Edward Dubbers-Albrecht, President of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce.

Golden Book signed

Chairman after the forum Tunç Soyer and the accompanying delegation attended the reception given in honor of Izmir at the historical Bremen Town Hall, which is on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list.

Mayor Soyer told the Golden Book in Bremen Town Hall, “All events, activities and forums between our peoples will strengthen our relations. I would like to thank Mr. Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte for welcoming our delegation so warmly. I hope we will create a better future for our people together," he wrote. The notebook, in which guests who have visited the city since 1926 write down their wishes and thoughts, have the signatures of many people, from heads of state to important names in the world of science, sports and culture.

At the event, a sister city agreement was signed between Gaziemir and Osterholz, two counties of Izmir and Bremen.

Conscience, courage and solidarity

The İzmir Reception in the historical hall started with the highly acclaimed music concert of İzmir artists. Speaking at the reception, President Soyer said, “We have been seeing this since the moment we arrived. There are more reasons that unite us than the reasons that separate us. Equality, justice, freedom, human rights, respect for nature, we have common values ​​in many topics. In the world we live in, male-dominated, authoritarian and populist powers are trying to prevent these associations. We need three things. Conscience, courage and solidarity. We will overcome the obstacles together in all the works, events, fairs we will do. Today, two districts of Izmir and Bremen, Gaziemir and Osterholz, signed a sister city agreement. The people of Bremen and Izmir will achieve much better.”

“It turns into tangible outputs”

Bremen Mayor Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte, on the other hand, stated that such events are very important in uniting the people and economy of the two cities and said, “The forum, first held in Izmir, is now turning into concrete outputs in Bremen. This is really exciting,” he said.

Stating that they had very productive meetings when he came to Izmir in June, Dr. Andreas Bovenschulte said, “I sincerely wish our relations to continue in this way. Being a sister city is very important. In addition to economic cooperation, we have and will continue to have partnerships on many topics. Education programs between the two cities will play an important role in meeting the young generations. Our partnership has a cultural, political and spiritual dimension. It is very important that Izmir Metropolitan Municipality brings its exhibition on gender equality to Bremen. In this context, there were very eye-opening discussions. I would like to thank those who contributed,” he said.

After the speeches, the performance of Hamdi Akatay and the Strings Quartet music group was highly appreciated. The Zeybek performance of the Izmir team was applauded.

Cooperation between ports was discussed

Within the scope of the Germany program, a meeting was held where cooperation opportunities were discussed between the ports of Izmir and Bremen. The meeting was attended by Bremen University of Applied Sciences Vice President for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. It started with a presentation by Thomas Pawlik. Yusuf Öztürk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Izmir Chamber of Shipping, also explained the work in Izmir and answered the questions. Stefan Farber, Head of Bremen Port Development and Innovation Unit, talked about their work on climate neutral and smart ports.
At the meeting, Head of Port Economy and Logistics Unit from Bremen Ministry of Science and Ports, Dr. Iven Kramer and Svetlin Ivanov from the Bremen Cargo Distribution Center were also present. After the meeting, university officials toured the ship simulator training facility.

Who is in the delegation?

In the Germany program; Minister Tunç Soyer and Village-Koop İzmir Union President, Neptün Soyer, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Council member, Gender Equality Commission President, İzmir City Council President Nilay Kökkılınç, TARKEM General Manager Sergenç İneler, İzmir Foundation General Manager Deniz Karaca, İMEAK Chamber of Shipping İzmir Branch President Yusuf Öztürk, İZTARIM General Manager Murat Onkardeşler, İZENERJİ Chairman of the Board Ercan Türkoğlu, İZFAŞ Fairs Coordinator Batuhan Alpaydın, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Advisor Ruhisu Can Al and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality bureaucrats.

Günceleme: 21/12/2022 17:47

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