Jan 25, 2016, 2:08 PM
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President Rouhani arrives in Rome

Rome, Jan 25, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived here on Monday to hold talks with top Italian officials.

Upon arrival, President Rouhani was welcomed at the airport by Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

Rouhani's Rome visit is the first trip to Europe after the removal of anti-Iran sanctions on January 16 and start of 'Implementation Day' for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Six Iranian ministers are accompanying President Rouhani during his Rome visit.

Rouhani is in Rome at the invitation of the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Visiting Iranian President is to meet with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella within hours.

Iran’s President traveled to Europe for a four-day visit this morning. His first stop is in Italy and then he heads to France.