Foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Iran were invited by the Mayor of Tehran to take part in Iran’s National Arbour Day ceremony by planting tree saplings.
“Tehran, the Cosmopolitan City of Friendship” was the name of an international arboriculture festival, hosted by Shahram Gilabadi, the head of International Communication Centre of Tehran Municipality and Managing Director of Tehran Parks and Green Spaces Organization.
The festival was held on Monday, March 6, at the International Fairground Shahr-e Aftab (City of Sun) in southern Tehran.
According to Gilabadi, 150 saplings were due to be planted in the complex. “70 trees were planted by 70 diplomats, and 30 others are to be planted by members of Iran’s parliamentary groups of friendship with other countries.”
Welcoming the foreign diplomats who came to the Middle East’s largest cultural exhibition centre, Gilabadi also invited them to visit Tehran International Book Fair in Shahr-e Aftab in May.
“Tree planting in Tehran, invited by Mayor Ghalibaf. Here with Hungarian colleague János Kovacs,” wrote Helena Sangeland, Swedish ambassador to Iran on her Twitter, posting an image of her and the Hungarian ambassador planting trees.
Here you can see Tehran Picture Agency’s photos of the ceremony: