Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi told Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan that Tehran will spare no effort to strengthen peace and stability in the region and will cooperate with Yerevan in line with mutual interests.
According to president.ir, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Tehran on Thursday to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Ebrahim Raisi in the afternoon.
Raisi pointed to the importance of expanding mutual ties especially in economy, trade, technology and science, adding that Iran is determined to speed up the finalization of joint projects.
The two governments of Armenia and Iran are ready to develop collaborations in bilateral and regional issues, the head of Iran’s 13th administration said, noting that tension and conflict would not be in favor of any party; so, the Islamic Republic will help enhance peace and security among regional nations.
Pashinyan, for his part, congratulated Raisi for his victory in the 13 presidential elections, saying that Armenia is sure the mutual cooperation will increase in the new era.
Expressing readiness for strengthening ties with Tehran, the Armenian prime minister underlined that Yerevan is completely prepared to develop a relationship with Iran based on reciprocal interests.
Some other high-ranking officials and representatives of international organizations have arrived in Tehran to participate in the swearing-in ceremony.
Afghanistan’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Iraqi President Barham Salih, Venezuelan vice president, Bangladesh’s foreign minister, deputy foreign minister of South Korea, Ghana’s deputy foreign minister, leader of Shia community in Turkey, deputy speaker of Kazakhstan’s parliament, head of supreme council of Kyrgyzstan, as well as parliament speakers from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Zanzibar, Syria, Tanzania, and Niger, have arrived in Tehran to take part in the ceremony.
Deputy speaker of the Malaysian Parliament, Ghana’s tourism minister, director general of Italy’s Foreign Ministry, and secretary-general of OPEC are also in Tehran to participate in the event.
High-ranking officials of the European Union headed by Deputy Secretary-General of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Action Enrique Mora arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to take part in the ceremony. The EU ambassador to Vienna and head of the Iran Action Desk in the European Union accompany Mora in the visit.
Ebrahim Raisi will be sworn in as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the parliament at 17:00 local time.
Out of over 59.3 million eligible voters, nearly 29 million took part in the 13th presidential election on June 18, 2021. Ebrahim Raisi won the presidential race with 17,926,345 votes out of the total 28,933,004 ballots, which shows a 48.8 percent turnout.
The swearing-in of the president in Iran is based on Article 121 of the constitution. According to the constitution, in the swearing-in ceremony, the Judiciary chief and members of the Expediency Council should be present in the parliament.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed the decree of Ebrahim Raisi as the 8th president of Iran on Tuesday.