Pakistani President Zardari to attend Rohani’s swearing-in

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is to participate in the upcoming swearing-in ceremony of Hassan Rohani as Iran’s new president.

Pakistani news sources reported on Sunday that Zardari would be traveling to Tehran for the ceremony.

Iranian lawmaker Mohammad Yasrebi revealed on Sunday that the participation of officials from as many as 40 countries was anticipated in the swearing-in ceremony of Rohani scheduled to be held on August 4.

Rohani emerged victorious in Iran’s June 14 presidential election, winning 50.7 percent of a total of over 36 million ballots counted. His swearing-in will be held one day after endorsement by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Yasrebi also confirmed that the presidents of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Armenia, North Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Guinea-Bissau and Togo would attend the swearing-in ceremony.

According to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi, leaders and officials from across the world, except for the United States and Israel, have been invited to Rohani’s inauguration event.

By Press TV
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