Aug 5, 2021, 11:20 AM
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Afghan president lands in Tehran for Raisi's swearing-in ceremony

Tehran, IRNA - President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, who has travelled to Iran in a bid to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of the Iranian president-elect Ebrahim Raisi, has arrived in Tehran a few minutes ago.

Afghanistan's President, accompanied by his second vice president and minister of foreign affairs has been welcomed by Mohammad Mokhber, special representative of the 13th administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the swearing-in ceremony.

Ashraf Ghani is scheduled to hold talks with high-ranking Iranian authorities, including the president and parliament speaker in Tehran.

Iraqi President Barham Salih, Venezuelan vice president, Bangladesh's foreign minister, deputy foreign minister of South Korea, Ghana's deputy foreign minister, leader Shia community in Turkey, deputy speaker of Kazakhstan's parliament, head of supreme council of

Kyrgyzstan, as well as parliament speakers from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Zanzibar, Syria, Tanzania and Niger have arrived in Tehran to take part in the ceremony.

Deputy speaker of the Malaysian Parliament, Ghana's tourism minister, director general of Italy's Foreign Ministry and secretary-general of OPEC are also in Tehran to participate in the event.

High-ranking officials of the European Union headed by Deputy Secretary-General of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Action Enrique Mora arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to take part in the ceremony. The EU ambassador to Vienna and head of the Iran Action Desk in the European Union accompany Mora in the visit.

Ebrahim Raisi will be sworn in as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the parliament at 17:00 local time.

Out of over 59.3 million eligible voters, nearly 29 million took part in the 13th presidential election on June 18, 2021. Ebrahim Raisi won the presidential race with 17,926,345 votes out of the total 28,933,004 ballots, which shows a 48.8 percent turnout.

The swearing-in of the president in Iran is based on Article 121 of the constitution. According to the constitution, in the swearing-in ceremony the Judiciary chief and members of the Expediency Council should be present in the parliament.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed the decree of Ebrahim Raisi as the 8th president of Iran on Tuesday.


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