Budapest and Tehran establish sister city relationship

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Budapest Municipal Council has decided on Monday to establish sister city relationship with the Iranian capital.

At the invitation of Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf a delegation led by Budapest Mayor István Tarlós will visit the Iranian capital in early May.

A proposal adopted under the Hungarian-Iranian bilateral agreement states that both sides are interested in expanding, and deepening political, human and economic relations between the two countries.

"Iran is considered one of the most stable countries in the region; bilateral relations between Hungary and Iran are problem free. Developing closer cooperation with Iran continues to be aligned with the EU's policy approach; therefore, the two countries agreed that they will focus on developing areas which are outside of the scope of the EU sanctions."

Future programs and projects implemented in the spirit of the sister city agreement will be signed in separate documents.

Representative of the globalist socialist party Norbert Trippon in a sneaky attempt to torpedo the agreement suggested that the sister city agreement should be signed in the spirit of solidarity with Iranian women and linked to women's social equality.

Mayor István Tarlós rejected the suggestion by recalling that the socialist party didn't want to attach similar conditions to other sister city agreements.

Budapest currently has sister city relationship with Ankara, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Beijing, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Zagreb.

(MTI –


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