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Speaker: Majlis supports foreign, domestic investment

Tehran, Aug 5, Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani said the lawmakers support government efforts for removal of obstacles in the way of boosting national production as well as foreign and domestic investment.

He made the remarks in his inauguration ceremony where he was sworn in as president for the second term.

Due to good cooperation between all branches of power, ground is now ready for domestic and foreign investment in the country, the speaker added.

Larijani pointed to Iran's longstanding efforts in fighting terrorism and called the future of region security promising.

He thanked all foreign dignitaries and high profile officials who attended the inauguration ceremony.

President Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as Iran's president for another four-year term in an official ceremony held at the Iranian parliament in Tehran on Saturday evening.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday gave official seal of approval to President Rouhani who won a landslide victory and was re-elected as next president on May 19 presidential election.

Iranian government declared one day holiday in the capital, Tehran, to prepare the grounds for presidential inauguration ceremony.

Several foreign guests, heads of states and high-ranking officials, including the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini took part in President's oath-taking ceremony.

Rouhani was re-elected for a second term in office on May 19, for another four years, sweeping over 23 million or 57 percent of the votes.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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