Aug 5, 2017, 10:56 AM
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Uzbek speaker in Tehran for Rouhani inauguration

Tehran, Aug 5, IRNA – The Chairman of Senate of Uzbekistan Nigmatilla Yuldashev arrived in Tehran on Saturday to attend President Hassan Rouhani's oath-taking ceremony slated to be held the same day.

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.

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