1050 GMT October 25, 2020
President Hassan Rouhani said his administration extends a hand of friendship to the new Parliament as the next term of the Iranian law-making body is set to kick off in a ceremony on Wednesday.
In a post on his Twitter account on Monday, Rouhani said while the country’s legislature is entering its fifth decade, people of Iran have hopes for close cooperation between the 12th administration and the 11th Parliament during the remaining year from his administration’s term, according to Tasnim News Agency.
Iranian president, Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, and Secretary of the Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati will attend the opening session of the Parliament, Spokesman for the Parliament’s Presiding Board Asadollah Abbasi said.
Abbasi said Rouhani is going to deliver a speech at the opening of the new Parliament.
Abbasi added that the new lawmakers will not visit the mausoleum of founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini due to the coronavirus outbreak and the need to observe the health regulations.
The new parliamentarians are going to hold seats as of May 30.
There are 290 seats in the Iranian Parliament. The lawmakers are elected for a four-year term, with no limitation for the incumbent or former parliamentarians to run again.