At the meeting with Sajjad Soltanzadeh, the consul general of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erzurum, emphasizing on the necessity of developing the cultural and economic relations of Tabriz with Erzurum, Dr. Iraj Shahin Baher, the mayor of Tabriz, said that the adjacency of Tabriz and Erzurum is a good opportunity to fulfill this significant goal.
He underscored the readiness of Tabriz for holding various cultural programs such as the cultural week of Tabriz in Erzurum, plenty of exhibitions in the fields of shoes, leather to name a few, and emphasized that tourism is one of the most important issues to attract tourists to Tabriz from Erzurum and vice versa. “To achieve this goal, both sides’ officials should adopt appropriate measures, “he said.
Referring to the sisterhood contract of Tabriz and Erzurum, he further reiterated that numerous operational plans may be put into effect in this regard.
In this meeting, Sajjad Soltanzadeh, on his part, pointed to the cultural, scientific, economic and cultural capacities of Erzurum and said that Erzurum meets various cultural commonalities with Tabriz, and according to the officials of Erzurum, The province and the city of Erzurum, ask to increase their relations with Tabriz.
Later on his remarks, Soltanzadeh conveyed his gratitude to the cultural performance of Tabriz metropolis in some neighboring countries such as Turkey and requested more measures in the management period of Dr. Shahin Baher.
Finally, the consul general invited Tabriz mayor to visit Erzurum to enhance mutual cultural, economic and social interactions between the two cities.
At the end of this visit, Shahin Baher donated the exquisite book "Tabriz" to the consul general of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erzurum.