Iran envoy, Kejriwal discuss pollution

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Iran envoy, Kejriwal discuss pollution

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Ambassador of Iran to India, Dr Ali Chegeni on Wednesday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat and discuss various subjects including ' pollution, education and eealth'.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain were also present during the meeting. Soon after the meeting , Kejriwal tweeted, "Had a productive discussion with the Ambassador of Iran to India, Dr Ali Chegeni on a range of issues including healthcare, education. Learned from Dr Chegeni that like Delhi, Teheran also faced incoming smog due to crop burning. Shared experiences of both capital cities for reducing pollution."

Ambassador Chegeni congratulated the Chief Minister for the Delhi Government initiatives in the fields of education and health. He said Teheran and Delhi have many things in common and both cities can learn from each other.

Dr Chegeni elaborated on the governance structure of Teheran and the relationship of the city's mayor with the federal government of Iran. "Teheran and Delhi have many similarities and share similar problems. The Ambassador pointed out that smog faced by Delhi in winters was a problem in Teheran too in the past and the two cities should hold discussions and learn from each other on how to mutually resolve issues."

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