News ID: 315270
Published: 0628 GMT August 03, 2021

Foreign officials arriving in Tehran to attend new president’s inauguration

Foreign officials arriving in Tehran to attend new president’s inauguration
IRNA

Political Desk

Foreign minister of Bosnia, minister of tourism from Ghana, and speaker of Syrian parliament arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Ebrahim Raeisi as new Iranian president on August 5.

Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi was formally endorsed by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Tuesday to become Iran’s eighth president.

In his decree to endorse Raeisi’s presidency, Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged the new president to work toward activating the country’s capabilities and paving the way for a leap forward in all sectors, placing special emphasis on the economy.

Ayatollah Khamenei’s decree was read out by his chief of staff at a ceremony in Tehran attended by state and military officials.

Delivering a speech at the event, the Leader further called for a swift formation of the government, adding that “the country’s conditions do not warrant a delay” in the process.

Tuesday’s ceremony marked Raeisi’s formal accession to the office of president. He will next be sworn in before Parliament on Thursday, when he is to submit his proposed government lineup.

Seyyed Nezamoddin Mousavi, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s Presiding Board, told reporters on Monday that 115 officials from 73 countries will take part in the swearing-in ceremony.

The list includes 10 heads of state, 20 parliament speakers, 11 foreign ministers, 10 ministers, as well as special envoys, deputy parliament speakers and chairmen of parliamentary commissions and parliamentary delegations, the lawmaker said.

The heads of 11 international and regional organizations and the representative of the UN chief, along with officials from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the European Union (EU), the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, also known as Developing-8, have been invited to the event.

Mousavi said 170 domestic and foreign journalists have also received invitations to provide coverage of the event.

 

   
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