At least 10 presidents to take part in Iran’s president-elect swearing-in ceremony
Azerbaijan, Baku, July.28 / Trend R.Zamanov /
At least ten foreign presidents will take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Iran's president-elect Hassan Rohani, MP Seyed Mohammad Yasrebi said on Sunday.
"Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, and Tajikistan are the ten countries that their presidents will take part in the event," the Fars News Agency quoted Yasrebi as saying.
"Three prime ministers, 5 parliament speakers, and 6 foreign ministers will also take part in the ceremony," he said.
"The list of the guest will be finalized by Thursday," he said.
Iran's 11th presidential election was held on June 14.
The reformist candidate, Hassan Rohani, was elected as Iran's next president with 50.7 percent of votes. Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf finished second with 16.56% of the vote. Nearly 36.7 million Iranians voted, 72.7% of eligible voters.
Rohani's swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to be held on August 4, one day after his endorsement by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.