TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A delegation of Azeri lawmakers and government officials plan to pay an official visit to Iran in coming days in a bid to boost Tehran-Baku relations in all spheres.
The Azeri parliamentarians and officials will hold talks with high-ranking Iranian officials on a range of issues, including ways to deepen relations between the two neighboring countries.
The delegation is also slated to attend the swearing-in ceremony for President Hassan Rouhani, who won a second term by a landslide in May.
The parliament speakers of a number of countries are among foreign guests set to attend the swearing-in ceremony for the Iranian president.
President Rouhani is slated to take the oath of office at an open session of the parliament on August 5.
The inaugural ceremony will be held after the endorsement of Rouhani’s presidency by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, the president will have two weeks to submit his new cabinet to the parliament for a vote of confidence.
In Iran’s presidential election on May 19, Rouhani garnered 23,549,616 votes from a total of 41,220,131 ballots. The runner-up, Ebrahim Raisi, secured 38.5% of the votes.
No sitting president in Iran has failed to win a second term since 1981.
During the previous presidential election in June 2013, Rouhani had emerged victorious by winning 50.7 percent of a total of over 36 million votes. He had won more than three times as many votes as his closest challenger.