Iran FM in Egypt for NAM meeting
Press TV- Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has arrived in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh to attend a ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
Upon arrival in Egypt on Tuesday night, Salehi said that the meeting will discuss regional and international issues in political and economic areas.
He said that a draft document, which includes more than 600 articles, will be discussed during the two-day meeting for the final ratification to be later submitted to the NAM summit in Tehran, Iran, later in the year.
The top Iranian diplomat highlighted the significance of the NAM as the second largest international body after the UN, and said non-interference in the internal affairs of the countries, reforms in the UN and the prevention of pre-emptive attacks were among major objectives pursued by the movement.
The two-day Coordinating Bureau ministerial meeting will start on Wednesday.
Representatives from 120 member states as well as 28 non-member states and international organizations in their capacity as observers are to attend the meeting in Egypt.
The UN secretary general and the chairman of the UN General Assembly are also among the important political figures to partake in the gathering.
Regional and international issues with respect to political and economic developments as well as global issues such as the promotion of multilateralism, the reform of the UN, disarmament, and terrorism will top the agenda.
The NAM comprises of 120 countries and is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. It represents nearly two-thirds of the UN members.