September 21, 2022
Taking into account the existence of strategic partnership relations between two friendly and brotherly countries, a protocol on sister cities was signed between Shusha City State Reserve Department and Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality.
The Shusha City State Reserve Department said that the protocol is based on promoting cultural, social and economic relations between the sister cities, as well as friendly and brotherly relations and expanding the areas of joint activities.
Joint programs, projects, organization of mutual visits between the parties, as well as exchange of experience and information, cooperation in the fields of art, culture, tourism, science, trade and information technologies are planned in accordance with the principles of equality, friendship, brotherhood and common interest.
The document was signed by Maftun Abbasov, Chairman of the Management Board of Shusha City State Reserve Department, who was on a visit to Erzurum and Mehmet Sekmen, Head of Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality.
After the event, there was a meeting with the governor of Erzurum Okay Memiş. Maftun Abbasov, Chairman of the Management Board of the Shusha City State Reserve Department, noted that the signing of the sister cities protocol for the first time with Erzurum is of special importance. He informed his counterpart that, the city of Shusha was declared the cultural capital of Azerbaijan this year by the Decree of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev. Next year, the city of Shusha was declared the cultural capital of the Turkic world by the decision of TURKSOY. Therefore, it is important to establish cultural, political and economic relations with Erzurum, which is considered one of the centers of the Turkic world.
Erzurum Governor Okay Memiş noted that Shusha has a special place in the hearts of the entire Turkic world and said that starting any event and joint activities with dear Shusha is an important mission for the governorship.
Later, a meeting was held between Maftun Abbasov and the rectors of Erzurum Atatürk University and Erzurum Technical University. The meeting discussed the exchange of experience in detail.