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Tehran Municipality held the ceremony for Planting Tree of Peace and Friendship

Report by Ms. Sahar Seyed Tafreshiha, Tehran Municipality

In the Week of Natural Resources of Iran, the ceremony for “Planting Tree of Peace and Friendship” was held at the invitation of the Center of Communication and International Affairs of Tehran Municipality, with the presence of Ambassadors of 50 countries and UN Representatives.

At the ceremony, the Mayor of Tehran stated that “following the request of international organizations to increase green space and public space in industrial cities, the Municipality has been working for the development of walking and cycling space for citizens in recent years.” He also invited to join the “car-free Tuesdays,” which is the program of Tehran municipality for peace with the environment.

The Head of Tehran Green Space Organization also said: “Tehran has achieved many successes in developing green space in the region― 75 parks have increased to 2,209 parks and 2,937 hectares of green space has increased to 43,752 hectares.”

Following this ceremony, the attending ambassadors planted olive trees in the Tehran book garden as a symbol of peace and friendship and as the signs of their countries’ presence.

Photos: Courtesy of Tehran Municipality

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