Two big city Mayors meet in Istanbul


Mr Gérard Collomb, Senator Mayor of Lyon and President of Greater Lyon, met Mr Kadir Topbas, Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG on Friday 14th October in Istanbul. This was the first time a delegation from Greater Lyon travelled to Istanbul and demonstrates the real commitment on behalf of the Turkish and the French to move forward together, in particular relative to economic issues.

The two elected representatives discussed the forthcoming Executive Bureau of UCLG, to take place in Lyon on May 2013. They recalled the importance of city diplomacy, of the links Regional and Local Authorities develop among themselves to meet the challenges of a globalized world at a time when States struggle to adopt joint positions of understanding, and of the importance of cooperation and solidarity.