List of presidential trips made by Hassan Rouhani

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President Rouhani attending the family photo of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on September 13, 2013.

This is a list of international presidential trips made by Hassan Rouhani, the 7th and current President of Iran.

Summary of international trips[edit]

Further information: Foreign relations of Iran
Map of international trips made by Hassan Rouhani as president:
  1 visit
  2 visits
  3 visits
  4 visits
  5 visits
  6 visits
  7 or more visits
  Iran

2013[edit]

The following international trips were made by President Hassan Rouhani in 2013:

Country Areas visited Date(s) Notes
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Bishkek September 12[1]–13[2]
Further information: Iran-Kyrgyzstan relations
President Rouhani's state visit to Kyrgyzstan was his first trip outside Iran as president. He attended Shanghai Cooperation Organisation head of states summit on 13 September 2013.[3] He chaired the summit as the second spokesperson after Kyrgyzstan's Almazbek Atambayev. He said that deems disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation necessary for international peace and stability, reiterating that Tehran is committed to the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) based on its “legal commitments, religious and moral tenets and strategic considerations.” President further called for political will, mutual respect, and confidence-building measures to resolve the West’s nuclear dispute with Iran. He said that the Islamic Republic insists on the “inalienable right of all NPT member states to enjoy peaceful nuclear technology.” Rouhani also said Russia’s plan for placing the Syrian chemical weapons under international control and Syria's response to the proposed plan inspire hope for avoiding war.[4] He also met with Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan,[5] Vladimir Putin of Russia,[6] Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan,[7] Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan,[8] Xi Jinping of People's Republic of China,[9] Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of Mongolia,[10] Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan[11] and Salman Khurshid of India[12]
United States United States New York September 23[13]–28[14]
Further information: Iran-United States relations
Rouhani visited United States to attend Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly. He addressed the assembly on afternoon of 24 September 2013.[15] He also addressed at Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and Non-Aligned Movement's foreign ministers meeting.[16] He met with French President Francois Hollande,[17][18] Turkish President Abdullah Gul,[19] Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki,[20] Austrian President Heinz Fischer,[21] Lebanese President Michel Suleiman,[22] Iraqi Vice President Khodair al-Khozaei,[23] Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta,[24] Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy[25] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,[26] Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,[27] Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama,[28] German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle,[29] United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,[30] Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu,[31] European Council President Herman Van Rompuy[32] United Nation's Special Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi[33] and International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde.[34][35] White House indicated that President Barack Obama could meet Rouhani in an unofficial meeting but that didn't occur.[36][37] White House later published a statement announcing that President Rouhani has rejected Obama's invitation for a face-to-face meeting. Rouhani was later interviewed with CNN during which he welcomed the possibility of relations with the United States.[38] He was also invited and spoke at Council on Foreign Relations.

2014[edit]

The following international trips were made by President Hassan Rouhani in 2014:

Country Areas visited Date(s) Notes
Switzerland Switzerland Davos January 22[39]–24[40]
Further information: Iran-Switzerland relations
President Rouhani marked his first European visit to Switzerland. Rouhani addressed at the 44th World Economic Forum.[41] Rouhani is due to meet with a number of leaders of the participating states. President Rouhani will also attend interviews with international news networks and media. President Hassan Rouhani, met with his Swiss counterpart and Member of the Swiss Federal Council Didier Burkhalter, discussed issues of mutual interest and global problems.[42] President Hassan Rouhani met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, stressed that both sides enjoy huge capacity to boost all-out relations, economic cooperation in particular.[43] He also met with his Azerbaijan Republic counterpart Ilham Aliyev, discussed issues of mutual interest with him.[44] Rouhani also meted with President of European Commission José Manuel Barroso and has welcomed the development of relations between the Islamic Republic and European countries.[45] Rouhani attended a meeting in presence of several managing directors of oil and gas companies on the sideline of the 44th World Economic Forum currently underway in Davos, Switzerland.[46] President Hassan Rouhani, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) told world big oil companies directors that there are a lot of opportunities and very low risks and costs in investment in Iran.[47] Rouhani invited world investors and industrialists to invest in all branches of Iran’s industry, especially in energy and automobile ones and participate in Iran’s economic development experience.[48]
Oman Oman Muscat March 11[49][50]–13[51]
Further information: Arab League–Iran relations
President Rouhani visits Oman as his first Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf state in a two-days state visit of Oman. President and the Sultan Qaboos stressed development of relations between the two countries in all fields including energy, shipping, customs affairs, financial issues, environment, and tourism and maintaining Hormuz Strait security. The two leaders noted that regional tensions could be resolved through dialogue among regional countries.[52]
Afghanistan Afghanistan Kabul March 27[53][54]
Further information: Iran-Afghanistan relations
Rouhani visits Afghanistan to attend Nowrouz festival with Persian language countries heads of states and governments. President Rouhani underlined the necessity of immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan so that Afghan security could be maintained by Afghanistanˈs central government in a meeting with Afghan president Hamid Karzai after the ceremonies.[55] Rouhani underlines joint action to maintain security, fight against terrorism, extremism in quardriateral meeting with Presidents of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan.[56]
China China Beijing
Shanghai
May 20[57][58]–22[59]
Further information: Iran-China relations
Rouhani travelled to People's Republic of China to attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia. Rouhani said that presence of Iran in the upcoming summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) is of great significance for restoration of peace and stability to the region.[60][61] Rouhani opened the summit, noted that bolstering economic ties and joint investment schemes between CICA members can effectively help with regional convergence in a globalized economy and expressed Iran’s views on various regional and international issues.[62][63] Rouhani also met with his Chinese, Russian,[64] Kazakh[65] and Sri Lankan[66] counterparts. He also confers with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.[67]
Turkey Turkey Ankara June 9[68]–11[69]
Further information: Iran-Turkey relations
The visit is taking place at the official invitation of Turkish President Abdullah Gul. President Rouhani met several senior Turkish officials including his counterpart and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.[70] The President will also attend the first meeting of a joint committee for strategic cooperation, which was set up during Erdoganˈs trip to Tehran earlier this year.[71][72] The two countries presidents exchanged views on the most important issues of mutual interest as well as the latest regional and international developments.[73] President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that the economic cooperation between Iran and Turkey can help to improvement of economic conditions of the regional countries.[74][75][76] Iran and Turkey also have signed 10 accords of cooperation in a meeting both presidents attended. The agreements reportedly were intended to ‘deepen bilateral relations between Tehran and Ankara’ more than ever.[77][78]
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Astana September 8[79][80]–10[81]
Further information: Iran-Kazakhstan relations
A high-ranking political and economic delegation, including a number of cabinet ministers, were accompanying Rouhani in his visit to Kazakhstan. President Rouhani pointed that Kazakhstan is an important neighbor of Iran, added that there is an extensive relation between Iran and the Kazakhstan in economy, science and technology fields.[82][83][84][85] Iran and Kazakhstan also signed several agreements on cooperation in the fields of transportation, trade exchange and industry.[86]
Tajikistan Tajikistan Dushanbe September 10[87]–13[88]
Further information: Iran-Tajikistan relations
Rouhani traveled to Tajikistan for attending Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit.[89][90] In addition to summit, he met Tajik president Emomali Rahmon[91][92][93] and conferred with his Chinese,[94] Russian,[95] Uzbek,[96] Turkmen[97] and Afghan[98] presidents, as well as the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi during his two day visit of Tajikistan. He discussed with Russian president Vladimir Putin on the course of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 and voiced support for reaching a comprehensive solution between the negotiating parties by the November 24 deadline. Rouhani also attended the unveiling ceremony of Sangtuda 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant by video conference.[99]
United States United States New York September 22[100]–28[101]
Further information: Iran-United States relations
President Rouhani arrived in New York's John F Kennedy Airport on 22 September to take part in the Sixty-ninth annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. He met with French President François Hollande,[102] Austrian President Heinz Fischer,[103] Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro,[104] Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,[105] Slovenian President Borut Pahor,[106] Iraqi President Fuad Masum,[107] Guinean President Alpha Condé[108] Bolivian President Evo Morales,[109] United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron,[110] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe,[111] Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi,[112] Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam,[113] Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili,[114] German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier,[115] UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon[116] and European Union President Herman Van Rompuy[117] on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly session. Rouhani addressed United Nations General Assembly on Morning schedule of 25 September.[118] President Rouhani also addressed global concern on climate change in his speech at the Climate Summit in the UN headquarters in New York.[119]
Russia Russia Astrakhan September 28[120]–30[121]
Further information: Iran-Russia relations
Rouhani arrived Astrakhan from New York to attend in 4th summit of the Caspian Sea Littoral state. The heads of Caspian states signed four cooperation pacts and issue a joint statement.[122][123] He also held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.[124]
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Baku November 12[125]–13[126]
Further information: Iran-Azerbaijan relations
Rouhani left for Baku, Azerbaijan for bilateral talks with high ranking Azeri officials. New era of Iran's engagement with other countries, the emphasis of the government on promotion of relations with neighbors, huge economic capacities of Iran and the country's remarkable progress in various scientific and technological fields have prepared the ground for cooperation with Azerbaijan, a Muslim and neighboring country.[127] President Rouhani called the expansion of relations between Iran and Azerbaijan, and promoting the level of cooperation as the most important goals of his trip.[128] Five agreements on bilateral cooperation signed between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan during visit to Baku of President Hassan Rouhani. Iran and Azerbaijan agreed to expand cooperation in the fields of energy, industry, transport and communications.[129][130][131]

2015[edit]

The following international trips were made by President Hassan Rouhani in 2015:

Country Areas visited Date(s) Notes
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Ashgabat March 10[132][133]–11[134]
Further information: Iran-Turkmenistan relations
President Rouhani visited Iran's northeastern neighbor at the top of a high-ranking political, economic, and cultural delegation attended a dinner banquet thrown in his honor by his Turkmen counterpart, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.[135] In addition to meeting and holding talks with President Berdimuhamedow, President Rouhani attended the meeting of the two countries' high ranking delegations.[136] It was at the end of that meeting the 17 cooperation documents were signed by the high ranking officials of the two countries in the presence of both countries' presidents.[137] Offering an address at the meeting of merchants and economic activists of Iran and Turkmenistan and participation in a joint press conference were among the other activities of the Iranian president in this visit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ President off to Kyrgyzstan
  2. ^ President explains the aims and achievements of the Iranian delegation at the SCO
  3. ^ President arrives in Bishkek for SCO Summit
  4. ^ President Rouhani's speech at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit
  5. ^ President Rouhani talks with Kyrgyz counterpart
  6. ^ President Rouhani meets Russian counterpart
  7. ^ President Rouhani confers with Afghan president
  8. ^ Dr.Rouhani confers with Tajik president
  9. ^ President Rouhani confers with Chinese counterpart in Bishkek
  10. ^ Rouhani confers with his Mongolian counterpart
  11. ^ President Rouhani confers with his Kazakh counterpart
  12. ^ President Rouhani confers with Indian Foreign Minister
  13. ^ President Rouhani arrives in New York
  14. ^ President returns home from New York
  15. ^ President Rouhani's speech at the United Nations General Assembly
  16. ^ Dr.Rouhani's speech in NAM Conference on Disarmament to monitor annihilation of nuclear weapons
  17. ^ Iranian – French presidents meet on UN General Assembly
  18. ^ France's Hollande to meet Iran's Rouhani at UN
  19. ^ Dr.Rouhani confers with Turkish President
  20. ^ Dr.Rouhani confers with his Tunisian counterpart
  21. ^ President Rouhani confers with Austrian counterpart
  22. ^ Dr.Rouhani meets with Lebanese president
  23. ^ President Rouhani meets with Iraqi vice president
  24. ^ President Rouhani confers with Italy's Prime Minister
  25. ^ President Rouhani confers with Spanish PM
  26. ^ Dr.Rouhani confers with Japanese PM
  27. ^ Dr.Rohani confers with Nawaz Sharif
  28. ^ Dr.Rouhani meets with Fijian Prime Minister
  29. ^ President Rouhani meets with German Foreign Minister
  30. ^ Dr.Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General
  31. ^ President meets with OIC Secretary General
  32. ^ Dr.Rouhani meets with the President of the European Council
  33. ^ President Rouhani confers with the UN Secretary Generals Special Envoy on Syria Affairs
  34. ^ President, IMF chief meet in NY
  35. ^ President Rouhani's plans in the United States
  36. ^ White House indicates Obama could meet Iran president Rouhani at UN
  37. ^ Will Obama and Rouhani meet at the UN next week?
  38. ^ Dr.Rouhani's interview with CNN
  39. ^ To attend World Economic Forum, President off to Davos
  40. ^ President Rouhani returns home
  41. ^ President’s speech addressing the 44th world Economic Forum
  42. ^ President Rouhani confers with his Swiss counterpart
  43. ^ Iran –Netherlands enjoy huge capacity to boost all-out relations
  44. ^ Iran ready to transfer its experiences to Azerbaijan Republic
  45. ^ There is a suitable ground for the expansion of ties with Europe
  46. ^ President attends oil, gas meeting in Davos
  47. ^ President in a meeting with world big oil companies directors
  48. ^ President in a meeting with industrialists and directors of big companies
  49. ^ President arrives in Oman
  50. ^ President officially welcomed by Sultan Qaboos
  51. ^ President left Oman for Tehran
  52. ^ Iran-Oman ties example of good-neighborliness
  53. ^ President departs for Kabul to attend Nowrouz Festival
  54. ^ President leaves Kabul for Tehran
  55. ^ President Rouhani confers with Afghan president
  56. ^ President underlines joint action to maintain security, fight against terrorism, extremism
  57. ^ President departed for China to attend CICA
  58. ^ President arrives in China
  59. ^ President left Shanghai for Tehran
  60. ^ Iran's economic ties with east / China is important to Iran
  61. ^ The conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) opens in Shanghai by the presence of Dr.Rouhani
  62. ^ Iran’ strategies for regional convergence in a globalized economy
  63. ^ Durable peace and security can only be achieved through the promotion of a culture of prudent moderation, tolerance and dialogue
  64. ^ Iran-Russia cooperation will contribute to the establishment of stability and security in the region
  65. ^ President calls for boosting Iran - Kazakhstan cooperation
  66. ^ Rouhani confers with Sri Lankan counterpart
  67. ^ President confers with UN chief
  68. ^ Iranian president off to Ankara
  69. ^ President leave Ankara for Tehran
  70. ^ President Rouhani meets Turkish prime minister
  71. ^ President to attend press conference in Turkey
  72. ^ Rouhani officially welcomed by Turkish counterpart
  73. ^ Iranian, Turkish presidents hold bilateral talks
  74. ^ Iran-Turkey economic convergence helps region's economies
  75. ^ Iran and Turkey strong will to remove all obstacles to expansion bilateral ties
  76. ^ Rouhani, Gul stressed the necessity for increasing their bilateral trade to $30bln
  77. ^ Iran, Turkey sign 10 accords
  78. ^ President at a joint press conference with Turkish PM
  79. ^ President off to Kazakhstan
  80. ^ President Rouhani officially received by Kazakh counterpart in the presidential palace
  81. ^ President departs Astana for SCO summit in Tajikistan
  82. ^ There are close ties between Iran and Kazakhstan in various fields
  83. ^ Volume of economic exchanges between Iran and Kazakhstan will increase five times more
  84. ^ Iran seeking closer ties with regional countries, neighbors
  85. ^ Iran’s economy is in the international limelight / Kazakhstan has a special situation and priority
  86. ^ Private negotiations of Iran, Kazakh president / Iran, Kazakhstan sign cooperation agreements
  87. ^ President arrives in Tajikistan / Official welcome at the Nations Palace (Kohi Millat)
  88. ^ Pres.Rouhani back in Tehran from Central Asian tour
  89. ^ SCO summit kicks off in Dushanbe by the presence of Dr.Rouhani
  90. ^ The member states SCO seeks enhanced ties with Iran
  91. ^ Iran, Tajik presidents start official talks
  92. ^ Iran and Tajikistan are as a part of a large and lofty building in the region
  93. ^ Rouhani and his Tajik counterpart call for the promotion Tehran-Dushanbe cooperation
  94. ^ President Rouhani confers with Chinese president
  95. ^ Presidents of Iran-Russia call for enhanced Tehran-Moscow political ties
  96. ^ Iran, Uzbekistan presidents call for closer ties
  97. ^ The Iranian and Turkmen presidents stressed the need to promote Tehran-Ashgabat cooperation
  98. ^ President confers with Afghan counterpart
  99. ^ Inauguration of Sangtuda 2 Power Plant in Tajikistan
  100. ^ President arrives in New York
  101. ^ President leaves New York for Astrakhan
  102. ^ Global issues should resolve through dialogue / West should comprehend that Iran is influential power in the region
  103. ^ Iran can be a reliable energy source for EU / Iran ready to transfer gas to Europe through Austria
  104. ^ President calls for expanding Iran- Venezuela relations
  105. ^ President Rouhani confers with Turkish President
  106. ^ Rouhani confers with Slovenian president
  107. ^ Iran seeks Iraq's unity
  108. ^ Iran - Guinea presidents call for development of bilateral relations
  109. ^ Iran gives priority to expansion of relations with revolutionary and independent countries
  110. ^ President Meets UK Prime Minister in New York
  111. ^ Iran consider Japan as a friend
  112. ^ Middle East development depends on the unity of the countries of the region / Iran not seeking permission for supporting Iraq
  113. ^ Lebanon's security and development is guaranteed with the presence of all ethnic and religious groups
  114. ^ Iran favors the stability and security of Georgia / Iran ready for boosting economic ties with Georgia
  115. ^ Political will of the G5+1 easier way to reach a comprehensive agreement
  116. ^ World’s biggest problem is powers hegemony
  117. ^ President confers with the head of Council of Europe
  118. ^ Statement by the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly
  119. ^ President’s speech at the Climate Summit in the UN headquarters in New York
  120. ^ President arrives in Astrakhan
  121. ^ President back in Tehran from New York and Astrakhan
  122. ^ Caspian Sea states sign three agreements, a joint statement
  123. ^ summit and its documents shows countries’ will to cooperate on Caspian issues
  124. ^ Iran, Russia presidents review bilateral cooperation
  125. ^ President leaves Tehran for Azerbaijan
  126. ^ The achievements of visit to Azerbaijan, positive and in the interests of the two nations
  127. ^ President officially welcomes by Ilham Aliyev
  128. ^ The establishing good relations with neighbors is 11th government‘s policy
  129. ^ Signing 5 MoUs by the presence of Iran- Azerbaijan presidents
  130. ^ Iran seeks peace and friendship in the region
  131. ^ [president.ir/en/82437 Joint Statement on Friendship and Cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan]
  132. ^ President off to Turkmenistan/ Top priority of Iran's foreign policy is expansion of relations with regional countries
  133. ^ Dr.Rouhani arrives in Ashgabat
  134. ^ President leaves Ashgabat for Tehran
  135. ^ President officially welcomed by his Turkmen counterpart /Iranian, Turkmen presidents start talks in Ashgabad
  136. ^ Presidents of Iran, Turkmenistan stress full-scale cooperation
  137. ^ Iran, Turkmenistan Sign 17 Cooperation Documents