An official delegation recently visited (8 December 2011) the Fujairah Municipality from the city of Mersin, Turkey.
During the visit the talks focused on identifying potential areas for cooperation and an exchange of experiences on economic issues, tourism and infrastructure projects.
In this regard, Mr. Mohammed Saif Al Afkham (pictured below) mentioned the strategic location of Fujairah near the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and its role in the Arab economy.
Fujairah Director’s Speech
“The Fujairah Municipality has been able, thanks to careful planning and clear strategies, to move forward steadily towards achieving the visions of the wise leadership of the emirate of Fujairah.”
Mayor of Mersin
Mr. Mast Ozkan, the Mayor of Mersin, spoke on behalf of the visitors:
“We are pleased to thank the Fujairah Municipality for their interest expressed in our delegation. There is no doubt that the progress and achievements of the municipality are cause for admiration and appreciation. We are confident that these discussions will pave the way for the possibility of cooperation and investment in the exchange of experiences, leading to strong ties between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.”
"Mersin is a large city and busy port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. The metropolitan area has a population of 982, 429 (2010) making it Turkey’s tenth most populous city.... Mersin is important for Turkey’s economy and Turkey’s biggest port is located there. (Wikipedia)
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Images: Photos taken by the Fujairah Municipality of the Turkish visit.