The visit was attended by David Naves, the Culture Attaché of the Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul and the Ankara Embassy, İpek Sur van Dijk, the Culture Consultant of the Istanbul Consulate, and Eray Ergeç, the Culture Consultant of the Ankara Embassy.
Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, said, “Culture is one of the most important instruments of sustainable development. We, as human beings, leave not only the gene but also our legacy to future generations. We are in the age of speed. We live as if there is nothing behind us. We must understand what our ancestors have brought to this day so that we can look to the future. Therefore, we are excited about the Culture Summit. We will discuss the role of culture in the world of the future in Izmir. All cultures face the same challenges. Our biggest goal is to find common solutions.”
Stating that he visited Izmir many times before but made his first official visit together with the Culture Summit, David Naves, the Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul and the Ankara Embassy Cultural Attaché said, “We want to deepen our cooperation with you. The children’s play ‘Rabbit Wanted’ is staged in Turkish as a joint production of Turkey and the Netherlands with the international cooperation held within the scope of the Culture Summit.”