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World senior officials in Tehran to attend Rouhani inauguration

Tehran, Aug 4, World Senior Officials arrived in Tehran Friday to participated President Hassan Rouhani's oath-taking ceremony which is to be held on August 5 in Tehran.

Senior officials including Chairman of House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic, Vice Chairman of Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Vojtech Filip and Deputy speaker of Austrian Parliament traveled to Tehran on Friday and were welcome by senior Iranian officials.

Rouhani 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 presidential 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

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