Thursday, August 05, 2004

von Maltzahn meets with Tehran Mayor Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad

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"Iran, Germany Call For Expansion Of Ties

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) –- The German ambassador to Iran, Baron Paul von Maltzahn, in a meeting with Tehran Mayor Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad here Wednesday called for the expansion of Iran-Germany ties in all areas.

During the meeting, the German ambassador mentioned some of Tehran’s problems such as traffic congestion, inefficient public transport, and pollution from car exhaust.

Maltzahn stated that effective measures have been taken recently to partially resolve the traffic problem and reduce the amount of pollution produced by cars.

Efforts have been made to increase the speed of buses and the metro and the Municipality has also tried to expand the city’s green areas, he added.

Referring to the successful efforts to improve the standard of living, the ambassador said that a German company in Tehran is ready to cooperate with Iran on construction of the metro.

For his part, the Tehran mayor expressed hope that the German ambassador would take effective steps to help expand ties between the two countries."

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