Rouhani: Iran pursuing strategy of extensive interaction with world

IRNA – Establishing extended interactions with world is Iran’s strategy, President Hassan Rouhani said.

Rouhani made the remarks Sunday while arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

‘During the visit, we will hold meetings with heads of countries, elites, senior clerics of Islamic countries, US media and Iranians in New York,’ he said.

‘We will also hold talks with heads of European, Asian, African and Latin American countries,’ President Rouhani emphasized.

He expressed hope for the meetings to benefit Iran’s interests and for taking major strides to establish international cooperation.

President Rouhani has an intensive agenda during his visit to New York which includes an address to the UN General Assembly meeting to outline Tehran’s latest positions on different regional and international issues, particularly the tragic situation of Muslims in Myanmar.

The President had also raised the issue of Muslims in Myanmar during his speech last week at a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Kazakhstan.

President Rouhani will also hold talks with the heads of the US foreign policy think thanks and scholars as well as the senior officials of the international media, meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and hold separate meetings with a number of heads of states from other participating countries.

The UNGA meeting will be underway until September 25 and heads of states will deliver speech in the meeting.