Bawumia arrives in Iran for Presidential inauguration ceremony

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.

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Source: Graphic Online

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