President Rouhani Meets Leader ahead of UN Trip
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei ahead of his trip to New York to attend the UN General Assembly, where he will have a busy schedule with a host of meetings and speeches.
During the meeting held on Sunday, the Leader wished the president success on his debut trip to New York.
According to Tasnim dispatches, President Rouhani will leave the Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday morning, and is expected to arrive in John F. Kennedy International Airport around 1900 local time.
On his first day of stay in New York, the Iranian president will attend the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly. Thereafter, he is scheduled to meet his French counterpart Francois Hollande as well as Austrian President Heinz Fischer. Separate meetings with German foreign minister and the prime minister of Fiji will also take place on the first day.
Moreover, President Rouhani is due to have interviews with CNN television channel, The Washington Post daily newspaper and CBS television network.
He is also expected to meet presidents of Tunisia and Lebanon, secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Turkish president, Iraqi deputy prime minister, as well as Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
On Tuesday, Rouhani will also address foreign ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and will deliver a speech to the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.
He will reportedly attend a press conference on the last day of his official visit to the UN Headquarters in New York City.