Rouhani congratulates new Tehran mayor

May 27, 2018

TEHRAN – President Rouhani met on Saturday with Mohammad Ali Afshani, congratulating him on starting his tenure as new mayor of Tehran.

In the meeting, Rouhani highlighted the need to improve the quality of citizens’ life in Tehran as well as the urban standards of the capital, IRNA reported.

He also urged Afshani to accelerate projects aimed at urban development and renovation of the public transport system.

Earlier in May, Afshani was elected by Tehran city councilors as mayor, securing 19 out of 21 votes to beat Samiollah Makarem Hosseini

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