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Iran President Hassan Rouhani arrives in Hyderabad on 3-day India visit

Iran President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to address Muslim intellectuals, scholars and clerics in Hyderabad.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2018 18:58 IST
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves at supporters as he leaves Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad.(Reuters Photo)

Iran President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad on Thursday on a three-day India visit during which the two countries will discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Union minister of state for power RK Singh and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governor ESL Narasimhan received him at the Begumpet airport.

“He is scheduled to address Muslim intellectuals, scholars and clerics in the city at 6.30 pm today,” an official said on Thursday.

During his two-day visit to the city, President Rouhani, who is accompanied by a 21-member delegation, will also meet people of Iranian-origin living in Hyderabad.

He will address a congregation at the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on Friday after offering Friday prayers, the official said, adding that religious scholars will also participate in the session.

Rouhani is also expected to visit historic sites, including the Qutub Shahi tombs at Golconda in Hyderabad.

This is Rouhani’s second visit to Hyderabad and the first after becoming president.

He would stay at the Taj Krishna hotel on Thursday night, and leave for New Delhi on Friday evening.

First Published: Feb 15, 2018 18:58 IST