Official: Over 30 Presidents to Attend NAM Summit in Tehran

21 July 2012 | 16:41 Code : 1904453 Latest Headlines

(FNA)- A senior Iranian official underlined importance of the 16th heads-of-state summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran, and said over 30 presidents have announced their readiness to attend the gathering late August.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast made the remarks, and said that NAM has more than 120 member states and Iran has to invite all heads of states.

He added that majority of invitation letters have reached to the heads of member states and sending them have almost been finished.

The spokesman predicted that more than 30 presidents will attend the meeting.

The 16th NAM summit will be held in Tehran from August 26 to 31.

Iran will assume the rotating presidency of the movement from Egypt for three years during the upcoming summit.

NAM is comprised of some 120 member states and 17 observer countries.

NAM is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. NAM is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations.

NAM member states represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and comprise 55% of the world population, particularly countries considered to be developing.

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