TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - France’s Foreign Minister will have a trip to Iran on 4-5 August . Le Driant’s aim of this trip is to attend the Iranian President’s Swear-In ceremony on August 4.
Le Drian’s first ever visit to Tehran, which comes at the invitation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, was also aimed to discuss ways for promotion of bilateral ties between the two countries.
Back in July, Le Drian’s imminent visit was announced by France Foreign Ministry during FM Zarif’s trip, saying that the visit aimed at deepening Tehran-Paris exchanges, as Laurent Fabius did in 2015, and Jean-Marc Ayrault in 2017.
Zarif visited France on July 3 as the third leg of his European tour which also included Germany and Italy, and held a meeting with a number of senior French officials including his counterpart Le Drian, who voiced support for Iran’s nuclear deal and conferred on the latest developments in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region.
The ceremony is done after the President decree is enforced by Iran’s Supreme Leader. In the ceremony, the president swears to use all of his talent and power to fulfill the responsibilities assigned to him, and at the end he signs the Oath.