HYDERABAD: Dr. Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran will arrive on Hyderabad today evening on a three-day visit to India. Rouhani will address the Muslim congregation at Makkah Masjid, after performing the Friday prayers at the historic mosque before leaving for Delhi. Religious scholars from different schools of thoughts will also participate in the session.
This is the second time that the Rouhani will be visiting Hyderabad, and the first visit after assuming charge as the President in 2013.
The Iran President holds a doctorate in Constitutional Law (with the thesis titled- Flexibility of Shariah and Islamic Law) from Glasgow's Caledonian University in the United Kingdom.
He is considered an authority on law and has published over 100 books and scientific papers on subjects including National Security, Nuclear Diplomacy, Economic System, Islamic Political Thought, Islamic Revolution, Environment and Islamic Legislative Power among others.
It is pertinent to mention that the architect of Hyderabad, Mir Momin, was an Iranian national and the magnificent Charminar is a replica of Hazrath Imam Raza shrine in Mashhad, Iran.
President Rouhani will be accorded a ceremonial reception on February 17. He will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During the visit of the President Rouhani, both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.