Tehran, Nov 19, IRNA - The meeting of mayors, chairmen of city councils and the municipalities' representatives from 48 Asian states named the Asian mayors meeting opened in Tehran on November 19.
Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf delivered inaugural speech to the meeting and extended welcome to the foreign guests.
He said: "Today is a historical and memorable day for Asian nations," adding that the mayors meeting is a starting point to move towards improvement of the quality of Asian people' lifestyle.
If the Asian countries' governments and parliaments back such regular meetings, they will achieve great impacts on their societies, Qalibaf said.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, members of parliament, Chairman of Tehran City Council Mehdi Chamran and a number of prominent figures have taken part at the inaugural ceremony of the two-day meeting of the Asian mayors.
The proposal for holding meeting of Asian mayors was first made by Iran in 2007.
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