Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani left Tehran for New York on Sept. 24 to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly. “Meeting with heads of Islamic, Asian, European, African, and American countries is among my plans during this trip,” Rouhani said, speaking to reporters before leaving the Iranian capital for the United States.
“Many heads of states have requested for meeting, and I will meet and talk with (as many of) them as possible,” he added.
Rouhani, who is slated to deliver a speech at the UNGA on September 25, said he will also have meetings with American and Iranian elites, think tank leaders, major US corporations, US academics, Islamic leaders, and media managers.
A meeting with Iranian residents in the United States is also on the agenda, he added.
“In these meetings, we will express the Islamic Republic of Iran’s views about cooperation with the world and participation in economic activities,” Rouhani noted.
President Rouhani will wrap up his visit and return to Iran on September 29.
The Iranian president’s visit to New York will be his third since he took office in August 2013.
Addressing the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2013, President Rouhani presented a set of proposals for a World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE).
In December 2013, the UNGA overwhelmingly voted to approve the WAVE act, which calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.
Rouhani also added that all nations around the world as well as in the Middle East region will benefit from the nuclear deal results.
After several months of talks, on July 14, Iran and the P5+1 (US, Russia, China, France, UK, and Germany) announced a final accord dubbed JCPOA, curbing Iran ‘s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of most international sanctions against Tehran.