Tehran Municipality sign MoU with Faculty of International Relations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Created on 9/26/2019 5:14:56 PM
Hossein Mohammadi, head of the Center for Communication and International Affairs of Tehran Municipality, Ebham Fakhari, a member of the city council, and Gashtasb Mozaffari, secretary-general of the AMF, signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the Faculty of International Relations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted by Mohammad Hassan Sheikholeslami on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
According to the Public Relations Director of the Asian Mayors Forum (AMF), Hossein Mohammadi, head of the Center for Communication and International Affairs of Tehran Municipality, Ebham Fakhari, a member of the city council, and Gashtasb Mozaffari, secretary-general of the AMF, signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the Faculty of International Relations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted by Mohammad Hassan Sheikholeslami on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Sheikholeslami said at the meeting, "The Faculty of International Relations, as the oldest institution of diplomacy training, has great capacities. Although our first mission is to train specialized force for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we also have the mission to promote the knowledge of diplomacy throughout Iran.
This AMF includes a series of joint activities in the areas of education and research and promotion of diplomacy, and I am pleased that all of the parties are motivated and interested to use the capacity of the Faculty of International Relations", said the Head of the Faculty of International Relations.
Gholam Hossein Mohammadi, head of the Communication and International Affairs of Tehran Municipality, said: "Tehran's geography is a multi-faceted geography and we need to talk about all its dimensions to solve the problems of this city. It is very important for citizens, investors and men of science and culture, especially citizens of Tehran and those of other countries, to talk about this issue.
"Mohammadi added, "Tehran Municipality tends to be very active in diplomacy and we will have a strategic plan in respect to urban diplomacy. Tehran's general need to attend international events and perform special activities in branding and identification of Tehran made us make better use of our internal branding capabilities."
"Forums tasked with enhancing communication between NGOs can facilitate talks. During his recent trip to Germany and Austria, Dr. Hanachi pointed out that the capacity of non-governmental diplomacy is very great and that the government can consider making use of municipal capacity in urban diplomacy", he added.
Elham Fakhari, a city council member, said, "The diplomats and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been tasked in recent years with defending the Islamic Republic in international forums. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made valuable efforts in this regard and should be appreciated."
"As one of the most important capitals in the world and whether both a metropolis and as a province, Tehran has a unique and great capacity to play an effective role on a global scale. We consider it to have a potential beyond national opportunities and hope that this city will play a more tangible role through the knowledge, expertise and efforts of the managers of communication area.
Gashtasb Mozaffari, secretary general of the AMF, also thanked the parties, and noting that the region has certain conditions, he expressed hope that permanent peaceful coexistence would dominate the region. He also emphasized the key role of cities due to their population which is 5% of the world's population.
"We have held five meetings of the AMF so far and hope that the activities of this forum will contribute to national interests," the secretary general of the AMF said.
It should be noted that this MoU is aimed at establishing and expanding tripartite collaborations on the utilization of managerial, educational capacities and specialized services to design and implement joint projects in the field of urban management, planning and diplomacy at national, regional and international levels.
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