Tehran (IP) - Today, the Iranian ambassador to France met with André Santini, the mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, and said: "Urban diplomacy can be one of the most important components of the proximity of nations and cooperation in the economic, artistic, cultural, sports, architectural, cinema and other sectors."

Iran Press/Europe: Referring to the twinship of Isfahan with Issy-les-Moulineaux, the ambassador said: For some time now, this city has also become a sister city with Isfahan. Isfahan is a beautiful manifestation of tolerance, dialogue, and peaceful coexistence of all followers of religions, and along with its unique architecture and art, it still stands upright.

Iran's ambassador Bahram Ghasemi said: "Undoubtedly, the twinship of cities is a manifestation of public diplomacy. In today's public diplomacy, urban diplomacy is of great importance."

"Urban diplomacy, like other types of diplomacy, can not only pave the way for progress and understanding and interaction and ultimately peace and friendship, but also a way to build trust," the ambassador added.

The Iranian ambassador said: "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Iranian embassies can take new steps in this direction in establishing communication between Iranian cities and their homogeneous cities in all parts of the world."


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