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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to arrive in Hyderabad on 3-day India visit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will land at the Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad around 4pm on Thursday where Union Minister of State for Power R K Singh will welcome him.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2018 13:28 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran in 2016.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran in 2016.(Reuters File Photo)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will arrive in India on Thursday as part of his three-day India visit during which the two countries will discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The external affairs ministry had said earlier that during the visit of the president of Iran, both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Rouhani will land at the Begumpet Airport around 4pm on Thursday where Union Minister of State for Power RK Singh will welcome him.

“He is scheduled to address Muslim intellectuals, scholars and clerics at 6.30pm,” an official source said.

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Telangana Chief Secretary Shailendra Kumar Joshi, who held a coordination meeting on Wednesday at the state secretariat, directed officials of different departments to make foolproof arrangements for Rouhani’s visit.

During his two-day visit to the city, the Iranian president will be accompanied by 21 delegates.

He will also interact with the Iranians settled in Hyderabad, the source said.

Rouhani will address a congregation at the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad after offering Friday prayers, the source said, adding that religious scholars from different schools of thought will also participate in the session.

He is also scheduled to visit the Salar Jung Museum on Friday.

The president of Iran is also expected to visit historic sites here, including the Qutub Shahi tombs at Golconda, the source said.

This is the second time Rouhani will be visiting Hyderabad, but it is his first visit after assuming charge as the president. He will leave for New Delhi on Friday, the source added.