Tehran NAM summit to help elimination of int'l problems: Mehmanparast
The 16th summit meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member countries in Tehran will bring forward more steps to eliminate world problems and help the resolution of ongoing crisis in every corner of the world, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said here on Monday.
He made the remark in an interview with IRNA.
"All required arrangements with regards to the NAM meeting in Tehran late summer have been made according to the scheduled timetable."
Mehmanparast noted that Iran has submitted the invitation letters from Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the leaders of most of the member countries through the envoys it sent to various NAM member-states.
"All the NAM heads of state would be invited to the meeting and the presence of high-ranking officials from the member-states will boost the position and role of international institution in the world."
The 16th NAM summit will be held in Tehran from August 26-31.
During the NAM summit meeting, the Islamic Republic of Iran will receive the NAM rotating chairmanship for the next three-year period.
Egypt hosted the NAM ministerial meeting from May 9-10, 2012.
The Non-Aligned Movement includes 118 member states representing the interests and priorities of developing countries.
Iran will receive the rotating presidency of the movement from Egypt for three years during the Tehran summit.
Venezuela will host the 17th summit of the NAM in 2015.
NAM was founded in former Yugoslavia in 1961. The countries of the Non-Aligned Movement represent nearly two-thirds of the UN members and contain 55 percent of the world population.
NAM's purpose as stated in the Havana Declaration of 1979 is to ensure “the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of the non-aligned countries.”