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News > The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Portugal met with the Mayor of Lisbon

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The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Portugal met with the Mayor of Lisbon

During the meeting with the mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, Iran´s Ambassador, Morteza Damanpak Jami, submitted a letter on behalf of the Mayor of Tehran, Dr. Pirouz Hanachi, to his Portuguese counterpart inviting him for a visit to Tehran.

At the meeting, which was held at the Lisbon City Hall, the Ambassador while pointing to the importance of Urban Diplomacy in promoting interstate relations and referring to the implementation of major urban development projects as well as existence of numerous historical and cultural attractions in the capital of Iran, he considered Tehran as one of the most important destinations for the domestic, regional as well as international tourists.

Damanpak Jami also emphasized the possibility of establishing cooperative relations between the cities of Tehran and Lisbon in various areas of urban management and development including transportation, the use of new technologies and energy saving projects within the framework of a memorandum of understanding.

Fernando Medina, also welcomed the invitation by his Iranian counterpart and announced his readiness to visit Iran in the near future. He further expressed his interest in getting acquainted with the progresses and measures taken in the field of urban development in Tehran metropolis.

The Mayor of Lisbon highlighted that Portugal and Spain are making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup and considered that the contribution of Lisbon in this major international sporting event is important.

He also considered Lisbon as a developing city, but also on the forefront of preserving old structures and traditions and one of the top tourist destinations in Europe and the world. He welcomed the establishment of cooperative relationship between the two capitals within the framework of Urban Diplomacy.

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