Aug 5, 2017, 10:12 AM
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Belarusian speaker calls for developing ties with Iran

Tehran, Aug 5, IRNA – Speaker of National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich called for promoting parliamentary, regional and political relations with Iran.

Myasnikovich made the remarks in an interview with reporters at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport on Saturday.

Belarusian speaker is scheduled to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani.

He pointed to the US recent sanctions imposed on Iran and Russia, saying the issue should be held through bilateral and multilateral talks and through diplomatic ways as well.

Myasnikovich is in Tehran to participate in President Hassan Rouhani's inauguration ceremony slated to be held in the afternoon.

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.