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Iran president to visit Italy and France

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Iran president to visit Italy and France
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to visit Italy and France from Saturday. Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP
08:13 CET+01:00
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to visit Italy and France from Saturday, becoming the first Iranian president to travel to Europe for a decade, state news agency IRNA reported.

It said the tour, which follows the July 14th nuclear accord between the Islamic republic and world powers, will take the president for official talks in Italy before he travels on to France on November 16th-17th.

Parviz Esmaili of the president's office, quoted by IRNA, said Rouhani would also meet Pope Francis while in Italy.

Several ministers were to accompany the president.

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