02 October Wednesday

A Warm Welcome in Turkish by Paris Mayor Hidalgo to Istanbul Mayor İmamoğlu

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu visited Ms. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, in the historical municipal building of Place de l’Hôtel de Ville on October 2. Hidalgo greeted İmamoğlu in Turkish with the words “Hoşgeldiniz Sayın Başkan” (Welcome, Mr. Mayor).

After her warm greeting, Ms. Hidalgo addressed Mr. İmamoğlu and said, “We are glad that you were re-elected on June 23. This is a great sign of hope. We look at you with great hope. We hope to re-establish close ties with Istanbul and Turkey. We will be happy to see you among us at the C40 summit in Copenhagen on October 9.”

Responding to the words of Ms. Hidalgo, Mayor İmamoğlu said, “The success we have achieved in the last local election is not only confined within Turkey, but it has had echoes in many other parts of the world. I feel it, and I know it. My expectation is to be supported by fellow mayors who view the world in the same way as I do, such as yourself.

At the end of the meeting, the two mayors signed a good-will agreement and agreed to continue the existing cooperation between the two cities.

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