Seven sister-city agreements with foreign ports inked: Iranian official

February 2, 2009

TEHRAN – An official with the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Iran stated here on Sunday that four domestic port cities have signed seven sister-city agreements with foreign counterparts since the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Shahid Rajaii Port became the sister city of Slovenia’s Koper and Syria’s Tartus, Bandar Anzali signed agreements with Kazakhstan’s Aktau and Russia’s Olya, Bandar Imam Khomeini became the sister city of Syria’s Tartus and Al Ladhiqiyah, and Amirabad Port signed agreements with Kazakhstan’s Aktau, said Mohsen Sadeqifar, the director for transit and tariff affairs at the PMO.
Enhancing relations with other countries, boosting shipping security, promoting coordinated maritime cooperation, exchanging experience, and elevating the technical knowledge of personnel are the main objectives of the agreements, the Mehr News Agency reported