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Malaysian parliament speaker in Tehran to attend Rouhani inauguration

Tehran, Aug 4, Speaker of Malaysian parliament (Dewan Rakyat), Tan Sri Pandikar Amin arrived in the Iranian capital on Friday to participate in the oath-taking ceremony of President-elect Hassan Rouhani.

ouhani is due to take the oath of office in front of the parliament on Saturday afternoon in a ceremony to be attended by top-ranking Iranian officials as well as senior officials from 92 countries.

Eight presidents, 19 parliament speakers, nine vice presidents and prime ministers, seven parliament vice-speakers, 11 foreign ministers and 35 special envoys from different countries will reportedly attend the ceremony.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed Rouhani's presidentil decree in a ceremony on Thursday.

Rouhani was reelected as president for a second consecutive term in national elections on May 19, securing nearly 57% of the total votes cast.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency