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UCLG MEETING IN MOROCCO -Istanbul mayor meets Morroco's minister as UCLG head.

RABAT, Jun 23, 2011 (TUR) -- Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas, who is also the head of United Cities & Local Governments (UCLG), met with Morocco's State Minister Saad Hassar in Rabat on Wednesday.

Topbas arrived in Rabat earlier in the day to attend the meeting of UCLG Executive Bureau.

Hassar congratulated Topbas on his election as President of UCLG and said Rabat was ready to back him in 2013 election too.

Hassar also thanked Topbas for Istanbul's cooperation with Rabat, and said: "We have a lot to learn from Istanbul such as solutions to traffic problems, making use of waste water and preservation of historical buildings."

On his part, Topbas said Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality was ready to support Rabat on local governing. He asked Rabat municipality officials to send a delegation to Istanbul for an on-site guidance from a team of Istanbul's municipality.

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