Gyeongju City in Korea adopted a joint statement with Isfahan City in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Aug. 5 to promote exchanges and cooperation between the two sister-friendly cities.
The joint statement is a follow-up to Mayor of Isfahan City Ghodratollah Norouzi’s proposal at the Gyeongju-Ispahan Mayors’ Online Conference held in April, and contains mutual benefits between the two cities in preparation for the post-corona era.
According to Gyeongju City on Aug. 5, Isfahan City Mayor Ghodratollah Norouzi and Gyeongju Mayor Joo Nak-young released a joint statement to promote friendship and cooperation between the two cities.
The joint statement said, "The two cities emphasized the importance of bilateral relations, discussed mutual interests for a roadmap, and confirmed that Gyeongju and Isfahan could implement measures for bilateral relations."
"Gyeongju City and Isfahan City should recognize the commonalities of ancient cities in East Asia and West Asia and the importance of mutual cultural exchanges through exchange projects and establish a cultural cooperation strategy through the Silk Road," it said.
In particular, the two cities also agreed to sign future tourism cooperation agreements to realize the common interests of Gyeongju and Isfahan on tourism development, which are major priorities of the two cities.
Meanwhile, Gyeongju City plans to continue ontact exchanges, including active exchanges and cooperation in various fields, including the invitation of Isfahan delegations and performers to the "2022 Shilla Cultural Festival" to mark the 60th anniversary of Korea-Iran diplomatic ties next year.