Iranian President in Cuba for Official Visit
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in the Cuban capital of Havana to hold talks with the high-ranking officials of the Caribbean island nation.
Heading a large delegation, President Rouhani arrived at José Martí International Airport in Havana on Monday evening at the official invitation of his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro.
The Iranian president was received at the airport by Cuba’s vice-president and minister of economy and an official welcoming ceremony was held later on Monday by the Cuban leader.
Rouhani held talks with President Catsro as well as the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, and attended a meeting of high-ranking delegations from the two countries.
The Iranian chief executive is in Cuba after his official visit to Venezuela, where he participated in the 17th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
He will later travel to New York to attend the 71st Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
In addition to an address to the UNGA, the president is scheduled to hold several meetings with top foreign officials, religious leaders and political elites in New York.