President Hassan Rouhani promised
that in his second term, Iran will pursue a path of coexistence and interaction
with the world. His second swearing-in was a more high-profile event than his
first, as over 700 Iranian guests and 500 foreign dignitaries representing some
100 countries and international organizations attended the ceremony.
Rouhani was speaking on Saturday
evening in parliament of Iran, Tehran, after taking the oath of office for
another four years as chief executive.
constructive interaction with the world, deepening bonds with neighboring and
regional countries, and developing cooperation with friendly states are not
only an informed choice but also a necessity to improve international peace and
security," he said.
dangerous threats and complicated developments in the current state of flux is
not possible, except through increased contacts and interaction and
establishment of dialogue with governments and nations."
Earlier on Saturday, Rouhani
discussed bilateral relations with EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini.