Tunç Soyer, Mayor of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, hosted Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, President of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Turkey, in his office.
Tunç Soyer, Mayor of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, pointing out that the visit would create opportunities between cities and people, said, “İzmir has a historical mission in Anatolia in this geography. Looking back, İzmir has always pioneered the progress of peoples and development in this geography. It has always been a pioneer in bringing people to a better level of life. In addition, İzmir serves not only as an Anatolian city but also as a bridge between east and west. We can explain it as the westernmost point of the east, the easternmost point of the west. We are aware of our responsibilities. We always do our best to ensure development and a standard of living. We try to make the best use of time, catch it, and take it further and do more.”
Contribution from research funds
Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, President of the EU Delegation to Turkey, stated that he was happy to be in İzmir and emphasized the importance of cooperation between the European Union Delegation and Metropolitan Municipality and said: “I had the opportunity to visit Bergama. We also visited the forthcoming Agricultural Research Centre. There will also be a contribution from the European Union's research funds during its preparation. We believe that the Research Centre will contribute to agriculture in the region, especially sustainable agriculture.
One of the most memorable moments of the day was the wetlands where we visited the flamingos thanks to you. It was a really exceptional visit. Thank you. Today, I look forward to discovering other projects and places in İzmir that I have not visited. We will visit the subway tunnel you built at the end of the day. A study conducted within the framework of both sustainable transportation and green transportation. It is also an area where we cooperate with you within the scope of the Mobility Plan. It is funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, but it forms part of a more comprehensive project. It will be easier for the people of the city to go to work and make transportation in this way.”