Aug 5, 2021, 1:06 PM
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Turkey's speaker in Tehran for Raisi's inauguration ceremony

Tehran, IRNA - Speaker of Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Sentop has arrived in Tehran to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect Ebrahim Raisi Thursday afternoon.

Sentop, heading a delegation, got off a plane at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran and was welcomed by Iranian officials a few minutes ago.

Some other high-ranking officials and representatives of international organizations have arrived in Tehran to participate in the swearing-in ceremony.

Afghanistan's President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Iraqi President Barham Salih, Venezuelan vice president, Bangladesh's foreign minister, deputy foreign minister of South Korea, Ghana's deputy foreign minister, leader of 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 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 swear 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. Raisi won the presidential race with 17,926,345 votes out of the total 28,933,004 ballots, which shows 48.8 percent turnout.

The swearing-in of 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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