The inauguration ceremony of Ebrahim Raisi as the new Iranian President kicked off in the venue of the Iranian parliament in the presence of a large number of both Iranian and foreign guests, APA's Tehran bureau reports.
Raisi is to take oath as Iran's 8th president during the ceremony before the representatives of Iranian nation on Thursday.
A number of ranking Iranian military and national officials and personalities as well as guests from 115 world countries are participating in the ceremony.
In the beginning of the ceremony, Iran's national anthem was played and after recitation of a few verses from the Holy Quran, Iran's Parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf addressed guest in a welcome speech.
Iran's judiciary chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei will deliver a speech later on.
Then Raisi will be sworn in as the head of the 13th government, after which he will deliver a speech.
According to Article 121 of the Constitution, the inauguration of the President must take place in the parliament, and he must take the oath in a public meeting in the presence of representatives and members of the Guardian Council, along with the head of the judiciary.
After taking the oath, the president signs the text in the presence of the head of the judiciary and members of the Guardian Council, and the text of the oath is delivered to Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, secretary of the Guardian Council.
After the inauguration ceremony, the president has two weeks, according to the regulations, to introduce the cabinet and the ministerial program to the Islamic Consultative Assembly, which will evaluate the ministers and their plans for a week after announcing their receipt in the assembly.
Note that Azerbaijan is represented by the delegation led by the chair of Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova in the inauguration ceremony of President Ebrahim Raisi.