Russian PM Medvedev to attend President Erdoğan's inauguration

Russian PM Medvedev to attend President Erdoğan's inauguration

Russian PM Medvedev to attend President Erdoğans inauguration

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is to lead the Russian delegation at the inauguration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 9, the Russian government said in a statement on July 7.

Turkey’s new executive presidential system will be officially launched on July 9 after President Erdoğan takes his oath and announces his next government, while legislative works for further harmonization of current laws with the new governmental model are still underway.

Following the completion of oath-taking ceremonies of 600 newly elected lawmakers on July 7 and 8, President Erdoğan will take his presidential oath on July 9 at 4:30 p.m. local time in front of parliament, thus marking the official inauguration of the new presidential system.

At least 22 foreign presidents and 17 prime ministers, deputy presidents and parliament speakers are expected to attend the inauguration.

After the ceremony at parliament, Erdoğan will host a large reception at the presidential compound at 6:00 p.m., where he will make his first statement in front of representatives of foreign diplomatic missions based in Ankara, members of parliament, and prominent figures from the business, culture, and sports worlds, as well as members of the press.

Following the reception, Erdoğan is expected to announce the members of his cabinet, as well as other officials who will take positions in relevant presidential agencies and offices at 9.00 p.m on July 9.