News ID: 252486
Published: 0929 GMT May 07, 2019

Tehran, Rome to become sister cities

Tehran, Rome to become sister cities

Iran’s capital city and its Italian counterpart will become sister cities, as a city council official of Tehran, with a senior Italian member of a peace institute lay the grounds for reaching the agreement.

Fabio Carbone, a senior envoy from International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), met with the head of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization, Hassan Khalilabadi.

Khalilabadi expressed eagerness to establish mutual tourism relations between Iran and Italy, saying that Rome, like Tehran, is of an ancient history and civilization, IRNA wrote.

Therefore, tourism relations between the two can be a good issue for discussion, he said.

At the meeting it was agreed that the preliminary requirements of sisterhood between the two cities were provided, according to the Iranian official.

He also described tourism as a way for reaching global peace and security, with the advantage that tourists get to know other nations’ cultures and traditions.

Khalilabadi said that cooperation with institutions like IIPT works because their perspective can help us in promoting tourism.

Therefore, it was agreed that the peace envoy would give consultations to the Tehran Municipality with regard to peace and fraternity in the tourism industry.

Founded in 1986, IIPT’s goal is to globally promote peace through tourism based on the vision that every traveler is potentially an ‘Ambassador for Peace’.



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