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Iran’s Rouhani scheduled to address UN General Assembly in New York

21 September 2015 12:00


Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will set off for New York this week to address the 70th annual session of the UN General Assembly.

President Rouhani will leave Tehran on September 24 to attend the world’s largest diplomatic gathering, where he is scheduled to deliver a speech.

The 70th United Nations General Assembly opened on September 15.

The Iranian president is also set to deliver a speech at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, which will be held in New York on September 25-27, said Iranian Presidential Office’s Deputy for Communications and Publicity Affairs Parviz Esmaeili on Sunday.

He added that the Iranian president will also hold talks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, heads of state as well as senior officials participating in the UN event.

He said separate meetings with Iranians residing in the US, intellectuals and economic activists are also on the president’s agenda.

Esmaeili noted that the Iranian president will also attend a press conference to answer questions of media.

President Rouhani will wrap up his visit and return to Iran on September 29.

The Iranian president’s visit to New York will be his third since he took office in August 2013.

Addressing the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2013, President Rouhani presented a set of proposals for a World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE).

In December 2013, the UNGA overwhelmingly voted to approve the WAVE act, which calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.

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