Isfahan's links with twin cities flourished by urban diplomacy

Noting that revitalization of relations between Isfahan and its sister cities has been one of the priorities of Isfahan's urban diplomacy, Iman Hojati said,"Isfahan's relations with a number of sister cities had been paled, but recently ties become deeper by virtue of the crisis diplomacy.

Iran (IMNA) - Referring to the recent webinar held between the mayors of Isfahan and Florence (Isfahan's Italian sister sister), he continued, "This meeting brought gainful outcomes as it was ordained to hold the Isfahan and Florence Art Festival virtually, and transfer the Florentine Tramway System experiences to Isfahan."

Noting that revitalization of relations between Isfahan and its sister cities has been one of the priorities of Isfahan's urban diplomacy, Iman Hojati the Director General of the Center for Communications and International Affairs of Isfahan Municipality said,"Isfahan's relations with a number of sister cities, including Barcelona, Florence and Kuala Lumpur, had been paled, but from September 2019 to July June 2020, ties become deeper by virtue of the crisis diplomacy, as well as the exchange of experiences and other productive measures."

Hojati went on to say that Isfahan and Florence are cities having a long history in the world and said, "Florence, like Isfahan, is a city with a rich cultural, historical, tourism and artistic background."

Emphasizing that the municipality seeks to promote the city' aspiration in compliance with all codes and criteria within the framework of the Islamic Republic of Iran's regulation in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hojati said, In addition to cultural areas, economic issues have received great attention due to the need to attract investors and tourists.:

Saying that all businessmen in the province, academics, athletes, cultural and media activists who have established a strong communication channel in one of the sister cities can participate in the Diplomat Citizen project, he noted, "by announcing the formal recall for this project, from the beginning of January to the end of February this year, 250 ideas have been received, which are now in the stage of preliminary review, after which the jury with the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Research Center of the Islamic City Council of Isfahan, Isfahan Universities and Isfahan Chamber of Commerce will identify effective and useful plans to geth them implemented in the scientific, cultural and economic fields.

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