General News of Friday, 4 August 2017
The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, arrived at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport on Friday morning to participate in swearing-in ceremony of Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani.
Upon arrival at the airport, Bawumia was accorded a warm welcome by Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour.
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.