Iranian President Raeisi arrives in New York for UN General Assembly
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi has arrived in the US city of New York to take part in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly and hold key talks with world leaders attending the event.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Raeisi arrived in John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday and was welcomed by Amir Saeid Iravani, Iran's permanent ambassador to the UN, and a number of Iranian diplomats.
During his three-day visit to New York, the Iranian chief executive is expected to deliver a speech at the annual General Assembly meeting and hold talks with heads of state as well as Iranians residing there.
He will also expound on the Islamic Republic’s positions and answer questions from political, social, religious, and media groups and elites.
Before his departure, Raeisi met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and presented a report about the main schedule of his visit.
Ayatollah Khamenei made all the necessary recommendations and wished the president success.
Speaking in a late Sunday interview before departing Tehran, Raeisi said interaction with the world as well as regional and international organizations is one of the planks of the Islamic Republic's policy.
He added that as a member of the United Nations, Iran expects the world body to play a determining role in promoting global development, security, peace and justice.
The 78th UNGA session will take place on September 18-26. The presence of high-ranking officials from different countries at the annual event provides a good opportunity for international political consultations and bilateral dialogues.