Serbian deputy PM attends Iran's National Day ceremony

Belgrade, Feb 10, IRNA – The 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran was celebrated in Sarajevo, with the presence of Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajić, Serbian president's special envoy, foreign ministry authorities, commander of the air force and other authorities.

The ceremony was attended by many economic, cultural, academic, religious, parliamentarians, ambassadors, Iranians residing in Serbia and some Serbian citizens on Friday.

Saying that the Iranian people managed to topple the Shah's regime without arms and only with power of words and Imam Khomeini's enlightenment, Iranian Ambassador in Belgrade Hossein Molla-Abdullahi said in the meeting that Iran is the bridge between the Occident and the Orient.

The ceremony was also attended by Serbian prime minister's advisor, two of the deputy speakers of the Serbian parliaments, head of Iran-Serbia parliament friendship orthodox bishop's representative, head of the Serbian religious scholars, Serbian mufti and ambassadors of Palestine, France, England, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Cyprus, Hungary, Qatar, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Cuba, Pakistan, Venezuela, Slovenia, Turkey, Romania, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, and Tunisia, as well as, charge d'affaires of Iraq, Syria, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Italy, and some military attachés and representatives of some international organizations.

The day of Imam Khomeini's return to Iran from exile (Feb 1, 1979) marks the beginning of the Ten-Day Dawn in ceremonies which culminate with the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution on February 11, 1979.

The Iranian people toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 39 years ago, ending 2,500 years of monarchy in the country.

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