The visit took place on Monday, September 14, in the headquarters of Istanbul Governorate in Cağaloğlu district. Duman congratulated Bozkurt on her new appointment as Deputy Governor of Istanbul. They made exchanges on keeping alive the already-existing dialogue between Governorate and UCLG-MEWA and developing possible new cooperation opportunities. Bozkurt was informed about the upcoming project planned by UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism regarding the cultural heritage of Istanbul. It was noted that the involvement of Istanbul Governorate in this project as a stakeholder is essential. A wide range of publications about refugees, environment, local government systems and the Sustainable Development Goals were presented to the Deputy Governor. The meeting ended with both sides agreeing to further strengthen their collaboration.

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