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Iranian Prez to arrive in Hyderabad today on 3-day India visit

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Iranian will arrive here this evening as part of his three-day visit during which the two countries will discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The had said earlier that during the visit of the of Iran, both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

will land at the around 4 pm today where of State for Power R K Singh will welcome him.

"He is scheduled to address Muslim intellectuals, scholars and clerics at 6.30 pm," an official source said.

Shailendra Kumar Joshi, who held a coordination meeting yesterday at the state secretariat, directed officials of different departments to makefoolproof arrangements for Rouhani's visit.

During his two-day visit to the city, the Iranian will be accompanied by 21 delegates.

He will also interact with the Iranians settled in Hyderabad, the source said.

will address a congregation at the historic in after offering Friday prayers, the source said, adding that religious scholars from different schools of thought will also participate in the session.

He is also scheduled to visit the tomorrow.

The president of is also expected to visit historic sites here, including the Qutub Shahi tombs at Golconda, the source said.

This is the second time Rouhani will be visiting Hyderabad, but it is his first visit after assuming charge as the president. He will leave for tomorrow, the source added.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 12:50 IST