IRNA – Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić and the Speaker of Serbian National Assembly Maja Gojković in separate messages voiced condolences on the passing away of the Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
In his message addressed to President Hassan Rouhani, Nikolić expressed his deep grief, saying that Ayatollah Rafsanjani was one of the most prominent figures in the Islamic Revolution.
Gojković also condoled with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the Iranian nation on the sad occasion.
Serbian senior officials also visited the Iranian embassy in Serbia to sign a memorial book as a sign of mourning.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani died on January 8 (Sunday) at the age of 82 due to a heart attack in a Tehran hospital.
The late ayatollah’s demise stood at the top of world news with messages of condolences by world leaders and international figures starting to pour into the country.