Pope's representative, officials from South Korea, Bangladesh arrive in Tehran

Tehran, IRNA – Pope's special representative, the President of South Korea's Special Envoy and the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Ebrahim Raisi as new Iranian President.

Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Envoy of the President of South Korea Choi Jong Kan, Special Envoy of Pope Francis Christophe Zakhia El-Kassis and Bangladesh State Minister of Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam arrived in Tehran to partake in the swearing-in ceremony of Ebrahim Raisi as new Iranian President.

Meanwhile, the foreign minister of Bosnia, the Tourism Minister of Ghana, and the speaker of Syrian parliament arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to participate in Raisi’s inauguration ceremony as new Iranian president.

Some 115 officials from 73 countries have so far expressed readiness to take part in the ceremony slated for Thursday afternoon.

10 heads of states, 20 parliament speakers, 11 foreign ministers, 10 other ministers as well as heads of commissions and parliamentary delegations are among the officials that have expressed readiness to attend the ceremony, in which Ebrahim Raisi is due to swear the oath of office as Iran's new president.

The heads and officials from 11 international and regional organizations, who have been invited to the ceremony, have also expressed readiness to attend.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed the decree of Ebrahim Raisi as the next President of Iran on Tuesday.

President-elect Ebrahim Raisi’s inauguration will be held on August 5, 5:00 pm in the venue of Iran’s parliament.


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