Aug 1, 2017, 8:52 AM
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British Foreign Office Minister to attend Rouhani inauguration

Tehran, July 31, IRNA – British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt is scheduled to take part in President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration on August 5.

The official arrives in Iran on Friday 4 August and will attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday 5 August. The minister will have talks with senior politicians on a range of bilateral and regional issues, the website of British Foreign Office said.

Burt arriveed in Algeria on Monday for the first stage of a three country trip that will also include Tunisia and Iran.

“I look forward to representing the UK at President Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony, on my first visit to Iran. We hope to build further on improving UK-Iran relations during President Rouhani’s second term,” Burt said.

“The President’s personal commitment to the nuclear deal is welcome and it is vital both our countries work closely together to ensure the deal continues to be successfully implemented.'

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