Iran to host ‘historic’ NAM summit

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Iran to host ‘historic’ NAM summit

Iran to host ‘historic’ NAM summit(Tehran) – Iran is going to host August 30-31 summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) expected to be attended by some 30 leaders including those of India, Egypt and Cuba. “So far, more than 100 countries have said they are ready to participate, and around 30 nations will be represented by presidents, prime ministers or vice-presidents, which is a very good number,” Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, “Tehran summit is the greatest political summit in Iran’s history”. The NAM, established in 1961, brings together nations that consider themselves independent of the world’s major power blocs. The organisation is composed of 119 member countries.

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