UCLG-MEWA delegation headed by Secretary General Mehmet Duman, came to the TRNC for the meeting of the Presidency Council of Culture and Tourism Committee of the UCLG-MEWA Organization of United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia hosted by Girne Municipality.
Mayor of Girne, Nidai Güngördü, who assumed the position of Chairman of Culture and Tourism Committee for 2019-2022, met with the delegation and they had a meeting with the TRNC Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kudret Özersay.
Kudret Özersay said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not made enough contribution and support to the local administrations and that he will consult more with the local administrations and make the necessary contributions. He added, the Republic of Turkey always supports the Turkish Cypriots, and the Turkish Cypriots in Turkey.
UCLG-MEWA Secretary General Mehmet Duman said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs could inform the foreign representatives and other ministers about the fact that the Girne Mayor is the Chairman of the UCLG-Mewa 2019-2022 Culture and Tourism Committee. He stated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can support Girne Municipality on many issues and that Girne and the TRNC can be introduced through local administrations.
Nidai Güngördü, Mayor of Girne, who assumed the duty of UCLG-Mewa 2019-2022 Culture and Tourism Committee Chairman, said that Girne is the tourism capital of the TRNC. Güngördü pointed out that the municipality has implemented important work, especially in the fields of culture and art and emphasised that they will represent the country in the best way.
After the speeches, gifts and plaques were presented.