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NewsA VISIT FROM THE MINISTER OF UKRAINE

04 October 2013, Friday

UKRAINE’S MINISTER OF CULTURE NOVOHATYKO AND THE ACCOMPANYING DELEGATION THANKED THE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY MAYOR MELİH GÖKÇEK FOR THEIR SUPPORT TO THE ‘UKRAINE CULTURE DAYS’ STARTED IN ANKARA.

HKN_8461.jpgUkraine’s Minister of Culture Leonid Novohatyko and his accompanying delegation visited the Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality Melih Gökçek for their support to the ‘Ukraine Culture Days’ held in Ankara.

Noting the great interest shown by the residents of Ankara to the ‘Ukraine Culture Days’,  Ukraine’s Minister of Culture  Leonid thanked the Mayor for their close interest and assigning the best salloons.

“There was such a lot of visitors that we had difficulty passing through them, also there was not any single empty space at the auditorium. Filling our salloons the residents of Ankara created a festive mood for our singers and artists ” said Novohatyko.

-       MAYOR GÖKÇEK OFFERS TO BE “SISTER CITIES”

Reminding that Ankara has mutual culture days with a lot of countries,  Ankara  Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Melih Gökçek, showed Moskow, Astana, Shanghai, Pristina as examples in this aspect.

When Mr. Mayor expressed the importance of being sister  cities with each other to expand cultural relations between Ankara and Kiev, guest  Minister Novohatyko stated that he shares the same ideas.

-MAYOR GÖKÇEK: “WE SOLVED THE IMPORTANT PROBLEMS”

Noting that it has been his fourth period as a Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Mr. Gökçek made a brief explanation of how they solved the big problems of the Capital, such as water, traffic, transportation and air pollution problems.

He also pointed out that with its 1390 natural gas buses, 250 of which are metrobuses, Ankara has the greatest eco-friendly fleet of the world, they solved Ankara’s water problem until 2050 and the urban traffic problem is solved with underpasses and overpasses.    

Noting that only the last two years’s completed and ongoing construction of the under-over passes makes 51, Mayor Gökçek said “It makes 166 under-over passes since I became  Mayor. Besides, we started cable way applications for short distances .

Mayor Gökçek claimed that Ankara is world’s number one for social and culturel activities with their ed 164 ongoing projects for children, teenagers, women, elders and the disabled citizens.  

-A LETTER OF THANKS FROM KIEV TO MR. GÖKÇEK

As a memory of the visit Mr. Mayor presented the guest minister with a plate and books about Ankara, and the guest Minister  Novohatyko gave a glass plate full of amber stones which is one of the symbols of Ukraine and also gave a letter of thanks to the Mayor Gökçek for his contributions to the Ukraine Culture Days held in Ankara.