News ID: 314138
Published: 0217 GMT June 22, 2021
Foreign felicitations keep coming

First VP meets, congratulates president-elect

First VP meets, congratulates president-elect
Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri (L) meets the country’s President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi in his office in Tehran on June 22, 2020.

National Desk

First Vice President E’shaq Jahangiri met Iranian president-elect on Tuesday and congratulated him on his victory in the June 18 elections, as domestic and foreign officials kept felicitating Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on Monday and Tuesday.

The meeting was held at Raeisi’s office in Tehran, IRNA reported.

Raeisi garnered almost 62 percent of the vote in Friday’s elections, with a turnout of 48.8 percent, and will succeed President Hassan Rouhani, who has served two four-year terms in office.

Jahangiri wished Raeisi and his team success.

Also on Tuesday, Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi-Golpayegani, the head of the office of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, congratulated Raeisi on his election win, wishing him success in his new position.

In addition, on Tuesday morning, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri as well as a number of the senior commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), met Raeisi in his office and extended their congratulations.

They also voiced the IRGC’s readiness to assist Iran’s new administration in an effort to improve the Islamic Republic’s capabilities in different fields and help form a powerful country.

On Sunday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami had expressed the IRGC’s full support for Raeisi and his administration in a message.

The IRGC commander also congratulated Raeisi on his victory.


Foreign felicitations


North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the country’s leader Kim Jong-un had felicitated Raeisi in a note sent on June 20.

“On behalf of the government and people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, I extend my warm congratulations to you on your election as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Kim’s message read.

“Your election as president is a manifestation of Iranian people’s deep trust in and high expectation for you,” it added. “I take this opportunity to express my conviction that the friendly and cooperative relations between our two countries would further expand and develop, and wish you success in your responsible work for firmly defending the national sovereignty and building a powerful Iran.”

Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc was another world leader to congratulate Iran’s president-elect in a message on Tuesday.

He said in his message that Vietnam and Iran established diplomatic relations in August 1973 and ever since have witnessed progress and growth in their bilateral relations in different areas, particularly the tourism sector and the cultural field.

Additionally, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune congratulated Raeisi on his victory in Iran’s presidential race in a message on Monday.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was the first European leader to extend his congratulations to Raeisi and wish him success as Iran’s new chief executive.

“The Republic of Serbia is still determined to cooperate with the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said in a message on Monday. “I am confident that relations between the two countries will develop in line with their mutual interests.”

Vucic further expressed appreciation to Iran for adopting principled positions in defense of the territorial integrity of countries under the UN Charter.

In addition, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Raeisi on his victory, saying Afghanistan and Iran are two neighboring and friendly countries.

He harbored hope that Raeisi’s election as Iran’s president would help expand relations and cooperation between the two states.

Expressing gratitude toward the Afghan president for his congratulations, Raeisi stressed the need to develop and deepen ties between Tehran and Kabul.

Moreover, President of Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdistan Regional Government Massoud Barezani felicitated Raeisi in a phone call.

Among the other world leaders as well as foreign officials and groups that have already congratulated Raeisi are Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Iraqi President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Secretary-General of Iraq’s Al-Nujaba resistance movement Sheikh Akram al-​Ka’abi, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi, Chairman of Pakistan’s Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, Gaza-based Islamic Jihad resistance movement, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and his deputy, Rosario Murillo, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, the head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Secretary-General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Lebanese President Michel Aoun.


Resource: IRNA
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