Ahmadinejad Meets Cuban Vice-President
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met the visiting Cuban Vice President of Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz today.
The meeting was Ahmadinejad's first meeting with a foreign official after the end of his presidency.
During the meeting, Ahmadinejad and the Cuban top official exchanged views on major political developments in the region and on the international scene.
The top Cuban official is in Tehran to attend the endorsement ceremony of President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday and his oath-taking ceremony.
Rouhani took the oath of presidential office in a swearing-in ceremony held in parliament minutes ago with the presence of high ranking delegations from more than 50 countries.
According to Tasnim dispatches, high-ranking foreign officials in the swearing-in ceremony included 11 presidents, 2 prime ministers, 7 parliament speakers, 8 vice presidents, 3 deputy prime ministers, 11 foreign ministers and 12 ministers, as well as two special guests, namely former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed and former European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana.
In a separate ceremony held on Saturday to mark the official start of the new president’s first term in office, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei endorsed Rouhani’s presidency.