Pres. Rouhani wraps up New York trip

TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is en route to Tehran after his four-day stay in New York to attend the UN General Assembly session and hold talks with a number of senior foreign officials on the sidelines of the event.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in New York on Sunday evening, and had a cordial meeting with Iranians residing in the United States, during which he told them that all Iranians were needed to build the Islamic Iran, and the Iranian people living abroad were cultural, scientific, economic and political ambassadors of Iran.

The president's program continued on Monday morning with an interview with the CNN television news channel and continued with the meeting with the President of Bolivia, the United Nations Secretary-General, the Prime Minister of Sweden, the French President and the President of Austria. At the end of the day, he had a meeting with the US foreign policy elites.

The president also had a meeting with US media directors on Tuesday morning, after which he had an exclusive interview with the NBC, and then met with the Prime Minister of Japan and the President of Bulgaria, and participated in the meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Myanmar.

On Tuesday evening after meeting with the prime ministers of Pakistan, Norway and Belgium, the president attended a cordial meeting with US Muslim leaders.

The president met with the British Prime Minister on Wednesday morning and then addressed the United Nations General Assembly.

All of President Rouhani's bilateral meetings, with the exception of the meeting with the British Prime Minister that took place at UN headquarters, were held at the hotel where he was staying.

The end of the Wednesday program was attending a press conference, and immediately afterwards, the president and his accompanying delegation left for New York's John F. Kennedy airport to return to Tehran on an almost 14-hour flight.


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